NSU Discussion Series Navigating Today’s America: Race, Racial Trauma, and Well-Being (July schedule)

July Discussion Series

The NSU Student CARE Team is dedicated to intervention, education, and outreach across all NSU Campuses. We offer presentations and training on various topics including resources (e.g. student disability services, CARE team, Student Counseling and Conduct) overview, as well as presentations aimed at academic success, well-being and life skills along with mental health awareness.

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Have you heard of the concept of White Fragility? Let’s talk about it.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 (2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.)

Description: Have you heard the term “white fragility” and wondered what it means? It’s a term coined by author Robin DiAngelo. She has developed an explanation for why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism and why many white people respond the way they do to the topic. In this discussion, I’ll share some of the key ideas of DiAngelo’s theory and you can see what you think about it. I’ll also share some insights based on my work in conflict resolution about what could help white people engage in constructive conversation about racism.

Facilitators: Robin Cooper, PhD, is Assistant Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives and Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution and Ethnic Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She is also co-chair of NSU’s Inclusion and Diversity Council.

Communal Trauma

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.)

Description: Coming together in a time of crisis. Understanding how we all experience communal trauma in times of adversity.

Facilitator: Shelley Kavanagh, LCSW & Jen Sincore, Psy.D.

Becoming an Ally

Date/Time: Thursday, July 9, 2020 (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.)

Description: Exploring what it means to be an ally and how to take action for positive and systemic change.

Facilitators: Amelia Cordova, LMFT & Shoshana Farbman, LCSW

Overcoming Difficult Conversations about Race Relations

Date: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.)

Description: A focus group discussion on how to tackle difficult conversations in today’s climate. Instead of avoiding the conversation, learn how to show up curious, open-minded, and willing to move the conversation forward for a powerful cross cultural learning experience.

Facilitators: Crystal Chavis, PhD Student, Department of Conflict Resolution Studies

Tanna Krewson, PhD Student, Department of Conflict Resolution Studies

Defying the Odds Part 2: Standing Above the Stereotype

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Description: Black Male Therapists from The Department of Family Therapy discuss elitism, campus culture, (self) doubt and other obstacles. Join them as they debunk the myths and defy the stereotypes about them.

Facilitators: Edmound Davis, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, Adejare Abisogun, Mental Health Counselor Registered Intern and doctoral student & Giancarlo Simpson, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern and doctoral student.

Am I the Change?: How can you get involved supporting recent movements on the level you feel comfortable with?

Date/Time: Thursday, July 23, 2020 (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Description: If you are not someone who is comfortable protesting, how can you get involved thru social media, donations, or other forms of advocacy? This conversation is geared in to assist participants in finding ways to contribute to the movement in your own way.

Facilitators: Justin Smith, M.Ed. Director of Residential Life and Housing; Gerard Wheeler, MA, LAPC, NCC, Director of Campus Life and Student Engagement; Rod Colas, M.S Asst Director of Physical Plant

For additional information, go to www.nova.edu/studentcare/

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