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Gordon School to Host Racial Literacy Workshop

Gordon School to Host Racial Literacy Workshop with Author Dr. Howard C. Stevenson

Conversation to Focus on Strategies to Manage ‘In-the-Moment’ Encounters

What: The Gordon School will host a Zoom workshop with Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and author of Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences that Make a Difference. The workshop will focus on strategies for educators, community leaders, and parents to reduce, recast, and resolve the stress of in-the-moment, face-to-face racial encounters, such as those in public spaces, neighborhoods, and classrooms.

Stevenson’s talk is part of an ongoing series of dialogues with parents, students, faculty, staff, and trustees on antiracist education at Gordon this year. His research publications and clinical work involve developing culturally-relevant, strengths-based measures that teach emotional and racial literacy skills for independent and public K–­12 schools, community mental health centers, police, and parents.

The Gordon School is known regionally and nationally as a leader in multicultural education and antiracist work, with staff and faculty regularly called on to consult with organizations such as Sesame Workshop, Barnes and Noble, and the Association of Independent Schools of New England.

In previous years, Gordon has hosted public events that included visits from Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, Reverend Paula Lawrence Wehmiller, and Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair.

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Zoom link at www.gordonschool.org/stevenson

The event is free and open to the public.

About Gordon School

The Gordon School, in East Providence, Rhode Island, was founded in 1910 as the state’s only non-public coeducational school. Since then, Gordon has evolved into a progressive institution that offers students hands-on, real-world academic experiences that have applications far beyond the classroom. Learning takes place among a diverse population of students and teachers who reflect the many cultures within Rhode Island’s community, ensuring that each student comes to truly appreciate the value of multiple perspectives. Educating children from nursery school through eighth grade, Gordon’s goal is to graduate intellectual leaders, joyful learners, and empathic young people who will make a positive impact on the world. For more information, please visit www.gordonschool.org.

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  • Thanks for helping spread the word!

    We are thrilled that there’s been so much interest in Wednesday night’s presentation by Dr. Howard Stevenson.

    We changed the Zoom link, and we are now asking people to register.

    The link is at http://www.gordonschool.org/stevenson – please take a moment to register before Wednesday evening.

    When you register, you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom itself.

    Please feel free to keep spreading the word!