Many of us have read Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum's bestseller Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? This second book by Dr. Tatum asks us to look at the segregation that continues in our country today and the reasons behind it.
Particularly powerful is her essay about interracial relationships and the conversations about race that are essential to building successful friendships - kid to kid and adult to adult. We will explore together what it means to have spaces for dialog that are both "safe" and "brave." Beverly Tatum weaves personal stories throughout the book, bringing us in to her lived experience.
The book was the clear first choice of the Academic Initiatives Council who made the selection with the members of the Unity & Diversity Department.
We'll go over more of this in the fall, but in the meantime you may enjoy registering for one of their summer webinars. This website includes a variety of useful resources including lesson plans, webinars, films and more on topics like bullying, the 2016 election.