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,
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.
For more information on the School of Education, visit www.lsu.edu/education.
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013