We’ll discuss this article, which is an interview with the developers of a toolkit to be used by any school stakeholder (including students, educators, parents, administrators, and the wider community) to combat white nationalist organizing in schools.
If you are interested in seeing the toolkit itself, use this link to request a copy from Western States Center:
In “The Happiness Lab” podcast series, Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos guides us through the latest scientific research and shares surprising and inspiring stories that may alter the way you think about happiness and coping.
6/18/19 UPDATE – NOTE NEW DATE. This meeting will be held on June 26 rather than June 19, due to the Juneteenth holiday.
This week we turn to the topic of the effects of smart phones on young people. We have two articles. The first one makes large claims about the negative effects of smart phones, especially for mental health. The second is, in part, a critique of that view.
To many of us our 6/5 discussion of this interview with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum (main conversation starts 15 minutes in) felt like it just scratched the surface, so we are adding a meeting on Friday, 6/12, 11-12, to continue the discussion.
If you missed the first meeting, don’t hesitate to join us for this one. One topic to consider (though the discussion will not be limited to this):
Are there ways we can help young people connect across racial/ethnic lines?
What support or preparation do we need to do this?
Join us–I’m sure we will have another rich conversation! Register here.
This week our selection is a video rather than a reading–an interview with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. The former president of Spelman College, Dr. Tatum is author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Next to Each Other in the Cafeteria?, a book that many of us also highly recommend! Originally published in 1997, it has been updated for our time in a 20th anniversary edition.