Unmasking the Pain of Racial and Cultural Mistrust

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Dr. Kevin Cokley is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and African and African Diaspora Studies Department at The University of Texas at Austin where he also serves as the Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis. His research can be broadly categorized in the area of African American psychology, with a focus on racial and ethnic identity development, academic motivation and academic achievement. Dr. Cokley's publications have appeared in professional journals such as the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Black Psychology, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Individual Differences and Personality, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Educational and Psychological Measurement, and the Harvard Educational Review. He has been celebrated for his work as The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers Fellow, Oscar and Anne Mauzy Regents Professorship for Educational Research and Development, and was bestowed the 2018 Distinguished Psychologist Award by The Association of Black Psychologists.
Dr. Nathan Todd is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on how religion and Whiteness shape individual and group engagement with social justice. Specific interests examine the ways in which religious settings, such as congregations, promote social justice engagement with further exploration of how White students understand and emotionally respond to racism and White privilege with implications for how to engage White students in racial justice action. Dr. Todd has published on topics about racial colorblindness, prejudice, social justice, religious and spiritual beliefs, privilege, and gender and minority rights. Most notably, he is the recipient of the 2018 Early Career Award presented by the Society for Community Research and Action (American Psychological Association Division 27).     

This two-hour continuing education (CE) webinar will include 1) presentations by each speaker followed by 2) a moderated discussion by Dr. Mona Robbins, President of DFW ABPsi, and 3) a live audience Q&A.
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify systemic concerns of racism and influence on current push for anti-racist actions.
2. Discuss historic effects of racialized trauma to understand present cultural mistrust and acts of social injustice.
3. Acknowledge the roles of White privilege, discrimination, and racist behavior in the creation of the current climate.

*Registrants will receive instructions for how to access the webinar, 24 hours prior to the event, including information about CE certificate. Attendee information and membership will be validated prior to event admittance. The webinar will be recorded and made available to all who register to receive CE credits. Registration ends at midnight (CST) on 7/21/2020.

Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Time: 6-8 pm CST

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