Cornell University

Dr. Beverly Tatum

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Sage Chapel
Central Campus


Dr. Beverly Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College, author of the critically acclaimed book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race (1997), is a nationally recognized authority on racial issues and the psychology of racism in America. She argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential to enable communication across racial and ethnic divides. Join Dr. Tatum in identifying why faculty, staff, and students need to explore racial stereotypes and continue cross-racial dialogue. Dr. Tatum shares activities and discussions she has utilized to engage others in understanding their racial identity.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence,  Office of Engagement Initiatives, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives, and the Graduate School.

The second event 7-8 pm at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca will be a fireside chat facilitated by Ithaca's Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Innovation, the Village at Ithaca, First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, Equity Inclusion Leadership Council, Southside Community Center, Multicultural Resource Center, Teacher-on-the-Go Consulting Group, and Office of Engagement Initiatives.

     Can't make it to Sage Chapel? Dr. Tatum's talk will also be live streamed at:

Please note that there may be photographers from the Center for Teaching Excellence at this event. The photos may appear on the CTE website or on our Twitter page. Contact if you do not wish to be photographed. Thank you.

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