Upcoming Event: Symposium on Structural Racism and Youth Violence


Dr. Valerie Maholmes, NICHD

Dr Lauren Abramson, Community Conferencing Center

Symposium on Structural Racism and Youth Violence 

March 1st 2017, 4pm – 6pm, Atrium 1107, Stamp Student Union

Co-sponsored by the Critical Race Initiative 

This symposium brings together two leading experts to discuss the impact of structural racism and youth violence. The speakers will examine how youth experiences of violence limit potential development, increase disadvantages in already marginalized communities and contribute to the increasing criminalization of young people based on race. Looking forward both speakers will also talk about the future research needs in the field and alternative policy solutions.

Dr. Valerie Maholmes is currently the chief of the Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Dr. Lauren Abramson is a bio-psychologist and the founding director of the Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore—one of few and longest-standing programs of its kind working in disinvested neighborhoods in urban America.

To find out more about the event and to RSVP visit the website of the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace.

Photo Credit: Lori Evelyn Allan

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