University of Pennsylvania
Bridging the Gaps 28th Annual Symposium
Friday, September 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
RSVP online by September 12, 2018.
Participation is FREE.
8:30 – 10 a.m.
Poster Session: Bridging the Gaps Student Community Health Projects
10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Plenary Session: Bridging the Gaps Perspectives
BTG 2018 Annual Award recipient
Dr. Howard Stevenson, nationally recognized clinical psychologist focusing on mental health and racial literacy.
Dr. Howard Stevenson is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Professor of Africana Studies in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and researcher on the use of racial literacy to negotiate racial conflicts in K-12 education, community mental health centers, parenting and police work. He directs the Racial Empowerment Collaborative (at Penn) and Forward Promise, a national philanthropic initiative. He currently leads two mental health research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. His recent best seller, “Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference” (2014) aims to reduce racial threat reactions in face-to-face encounters.
Bridging the Gaps is committed to forging partnerships with individuals and organizations dedicated to the promotion of health in underserved communities. The Annual Symposium is free to the public and is based on the work of students who have participated in the past program year.
Participating Educational Institutions: Bryn Mawr College; DeSales University; Drexel University; Geisinger Commonwealth; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Lehigh Valley Health Network; Marywood University ; Moravian College; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Rowan University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Temple University; Thomas Jefferson University; University of Pennsylvania; University of Pittsburgh; University of the Sciences.
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