Dr. Howard Stevenson to Speak January 17
St. Davids, PA, January 13, 2014: The Eastern University Martin Luther King Commemoration presents Dr. Howard Stevenson, Eastern graduate (class of 1980) and professor and former chair of the Applied Psychology and Human Development Division in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He will speak on Friday, January 17 at 10 AM in McInnis Auditorium on the campus at 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087.
Dr. Stevenson's talk will be What if My Trayvon Came Home? The StalkingTalk as Civil Disobedience in an Age of Racial Illiteracy. Despite the election of a two-term Black President, racial conflict and discrimination have been rising in areas of health, education, housing, and justice. This lecture will focus on how unaddressed racial stress hurts the quality of relationships and is tied to the lack of competent conversations and actions generated for addressing racial disparities.
After graduating from Eastern with a BA in psychology and sociology, Howard Stevenson earned both an MA in theology and a PhD in clinical psychology from the Fuller Theological Seminary and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, respectively. Dr. Stevenson is the author of Playing with Anger: Teaching Coping Skills to African American Boys through Athletics and Culture.
This lecture is part of the Windows on the World series, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, that is held on Fridays throughout the academic year. These lectures are free and open to the public. Windows on the World is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christians today.
See the full 2014 Windows on the World schedule and details.