Dr. Tatum

African American Read-in Day to Feature Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

January 23, 2019
By: Nancy Sheehan

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, a nationally noted scholar, author and race relations expert, will be the featured speaker for African American Read-in Day at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 in the May Street Building.  Dr. Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for her expertise on race relations and as a thoughtful leader in higher education.

The topic of Dr. Tatum’s talk, which also is being held as part of ALANA Preview Day,  is The Cost of Silence: Why We Can’t Talk About Race and Why We Should.

She is the author of several books including the best-selling Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race. She holds a bachelor’s degree psychology from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan, as well as a master’s degree in religious studies from Hartford Seminary.

The event is sponsored by the Third World Alliance; the Office of Multicultural Affairs; the President’s Office; Provost’s Office; Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity; Student Involvement and Leadership Development; English Department; History and Political Science Department; Admissions Department, Ethnic Studies and MassEdCo.

For more information, please call 508-929-8049, or email gaddo@worcester.edu.

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