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Race and Culture: Uncovering Bias when Working with Young People

October 21, 2016

Time:8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Registration and Coffee from 8:30am to 9:00am

Program begins at 9:00am sharp! Lunch will be served.

Please RSVP no later than October 12, 2016 by emailing

Space is limited. Event invitees will include public and private funders, and educators, program directors and management staff of youth related organizations.

The rise in racial tension and community violence throughout the United States has created a pressing need to address the impact on young people’s development, identity, and ability to cope. Join us for a symposium to examine the biases and privilege that fuels institutional and structural racism in our communities and in our practice. We will examine our own outlooks and explore the skills needed to respond successfully to the trauma faced by young people who participate in our programs.


  • Dr. Shawn Ginwright – Associate Professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University
  • Dr. Reed Larson – Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois
  • Rev. Dr. Alfonso Wyatt – Founder, Strategic Destiny: Designing Futures Through Faith and Facts

There will be a panel featuring New York City practitioners discussing their best practices and a panel of young people discussing their experiences.


October 21, 2016
8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Harlem RBI
1991 Second Avenue (between 103rd and 104th Streets)
New York, NY 10029 United States
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