Diversity Lecture Series: March 21

A discussion on Urban Preparation: Young Black Men Moving from Chicago’s South Side to Success in Higher Education will take place on Wednesday, March 21, from noon-1:30 p.m. in The ARCH. It is sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity (OAAEOP).

Chezare A. Warren, a career educator, Chicago native and a former Penn post-doc in GSE, brings fresh perspectives to conversations of race and equity in American public education. A founding teacher at Urban Prep, Dr. Warren offers a detailed exploration of what this single-sex public high school on the South Side of Chicago has managed to accomplish amid profoundly challenging circumstances. He is an assistant professor in the department of teacher education at Michigan State University.

Update: This event has been canceled due to inclement weather. It will be rescheduled. Women in STEM: Celebrating and Raising Awareness, in celebration of Women’s History Month, will take place on Wednesday, March 21,  from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall. Laura Stubbs, director of diversity and inclusion at SEAS, will give the keynote address. A discussion will be moderated by Rashmi Kumar, specialist in STEM learning, at the Weingarten Center, with students, staff and faculty sharing their voices. This is sponsored by the OAAEOP Office along with the VPUL. 

To register for either of these two programs, visit http://www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/offerings.html The Diversity Lecture Series is intended to give insight and understanding of multicultural issues to the University of Pennsylvania. The series is designed to introduce an essential component of education in helping to encourage civil debate, broaden the basis for critical thought and promote cultural understanding.