LSU School of Education Faculty Featured in Dialogue on Race: Education

04/17/2013 12:43 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU School of Education Associate Professors Petra Hendry, Jennifer Jolly and Roland Mitchell will be featured in panel discussions as part of Dialogue on Race: Education. This event takes place Thursday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Catholic Life Center on 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. It is sponsored by the Louisiana Delta Service Corps, Bayou Health, the Children’s Coalition of Greater Baton Rouge, Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Trust Fund, Dialogue on Race Louisiana and the Louisiana chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

The event is a community dialogue that focuses on the ties between race and schools, the impact on the community, the direction the trend might take and what is necessary for transformation and success in East Baton Rouge Parish schools. The day’s discussions will be divided into three panels. The first will examine historical aspects, the second will focus on the current and the third will look ahead to future possibilities. The first panel discussion will feature Hendry, who will talk about the discrepancies between segregated schools. Mitchell and Jolly will contribute to the second panel, discussing discrimination in the curriculum and East Baton Rouge Parish gifted programs, respectively.

The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. Furthermore, the Louisiana chapter of the National Association of Social Workers will provide six free social work CEU credit hours for attending.

The School of Education is one of six schools realigned to form the new LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, joining the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School.

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Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013