Wednesday Lunch - Smart/Dumb, Good/Bad: Shaping Children's Racial Experiences Over Time

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

Children in the U.S. learn of attributes associated with race at very young ages and can articulate them without experiencing any internal conflict.  They do not typically begin internalizing pervasive messages about socially ascribed attributes until late childhood with implications emerging in adolescence.  We will explore factors learned from the research that mitigate negative messaging and their positive impact on youth when provided over time.

Presented by Dena Phillips Swanson, Associate Professor in Counseling & Human Development.

A taco bar will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program will begin promptly at noon.

No need to RSVP. For any accommodation needs please contact Mary Judge at (585) 275-2454 or email at

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