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Thursday, March 5 • 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Black Girl Blues: An Examination of Intra-Racial Bullying - DOUBLE SESSION

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Have we evolved beyond the brown paper bag test? What does it REALLY mean to be “black” in America today? As long as there have been African-Americans in the new world, this has been an issue up for debate. But for African American girls, these questions of racial identity and physical appearance – light skin vs. dark skin, straight hair vs. kinky hair, etc. – often manifest themselves in ways that are detrimental to them and to other girls. This media-fueled war rages on in the inner circle of girls This workshop will be filled with “ah-ha moments” that can be taken away and shared for the betterment of school culture. The presenter will also discuss best practices as they relate to teaching and mentoring and reducing suspension rates for African-American girls, along with modeling activities to address this sensitive issue.


Carolyn Stron

Thornton Township High School

Thursday March 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:15pm CST
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