Worcester State to Host Symposium on Issues Regarding Race
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The event will take place on Thursday, December 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Sheehan Residence Hall, Room 109 at Worcester State.
Those expected to attend include local school leaders, interim Superintendent Marco Rodrigues, youth workers, funders, and representatives from higher education.
The opening panel's presenters will share research they have undertaken related to male outcomes for underrepresented groups.
Thomas Conroy, from Worcester State's Urban Studies Department, will offer the first public discussion of preliminary findings of the research which he conducted jointly with the LEI under the gran from the Boston Foundation.
The symposium schedule is as follows.
11:30 a.m. - Welcome and Opening
Worcester State University President Barry M. Maloney and Alex Zequeira, President of the Nativity School of Worcester and Chair of the Latino Education Institute Advisory Board
11:45 a.m. - Perspectives from Boys and Young Men - the Research
Laurie Ross, Associate Professor of Community Development and Planning, Clark University; Thomas Conroy, Chair, Urban Studies, Worcester State University; Timothy E. Murphy, Visiting Assistant Professor, Urban Studies, Worcester State University
12:10 p.m. - Community Voices
Elliot Rivera and Paul Hernandez, Youth Practitioners, Latino Education Institute; Robert Anderson, Youth Practitioner, Broader Horizons
12:30 p.m. - Questions and Answers
Lunch follows the Q and A with concurrent small groups discussions. The symposium concludes at 1:30 p.m.
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