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PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTE SESSION 1103

Session Title

1103: Black identity development at American higher institutions: An examination of how concepts of blackness inform the campus climate experience

Session Times

Tuesday, May 28: 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Abstract

This institute will explore perceptions of blackness and how it effects student development at a predominantly white institution and society in general. The presenter will examine the historical context that blackness is situated in, how it is informed by that context, and exploited by the media to the masses, particular in light of the current political environments of #TakeaKnee, #BlackLivesMatter, #StayWoke, and others.

Presenters

Nzingha Sonya Dugas, MA, Director, African American Female Excellence, Office of Equity Oakland Unified School District