Explore Inclusive Educational Environments with Award Winning Author Feb. 25 Via COD Livestream

By: Mike McKissack

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Free Presentation by Dr. Tyrone Howard Presented by Glenbard Parent Series

Educator and author Dr. Tyrone Howard will discuss psychological factors that influence the learning process during his free virtual talk “Uplifting All Children to Cultivate Critical Wellness: Race and Culture Matter” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.

This event is presented by the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families, which is in partnership with College of DuPage. Howard’s talk will be livestreamed at cod.edu/gps.

A nationally recognized expert, Howard will discuss ways to think across racial and cultural differences to create an inclusive, affirming and respectful environment that supports students and their families holistically. His talk will focus how to best demonstrate to young people that they can thrive and reach their full potential.

Howard is the associate dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the director and founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA. Considered one of the foremost experts on race, equity, access and education, he is the author of “Race, Culture and the Achievement Gap,” “Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males” and “All Students Must Thrive: Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate Critical Wellness.”

Learn more about “Uplifting All Children to Cultivate Critical Wellness: Race and Culture Matter.”

Howard’s presentation is aligned with Black History Month and Chaps Unite Against Racism, College of DuPage’s institution-wide initiative designed to empower and amplify the voices of COD students, faculty, staff, as well as the community to reflect, share and act against racism. The event will feature an opening welcome by COD Interim Dean of Students Dr. Nathania Montes.

Questions for the author may be submitted in advance to Glenbard District 87 Student and Community Projects Coordinator Gilda Ross at gilda_ross@glenbard.org.

The Glenbard Parent Series is a resource for parents, educators, students and community members to foster self-empowered children, who collaborate, communicate, embrace diversity, create and think critically.