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Teaching Excellence Program

Beyond Blame and Shame: Helping Students to Engage Difference with Empathy

Date: 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT September 11, 2017 Location: Templeton Student Center, Stamm

Templeton Student Center, Stamm

Dr. Dereca Blackmon is Associate Dean and Director of Diversity and First-Gen Office at Stanford University. For over 25 years, Dr. Blackmon has consulted with a wide variety of educational, nonprofit, and community-based groups to facilitate “uncommon conversations” on issues of race, gender, class, and social justice. Dr. Blackmon has a long history of community activism, including playing a leadership role in fostering productive police/community relationships in Oakland, CA. She is co-instructor for Stanford University’s Psych 103, Intergroup Communication, an experiential course that examines and explores group identity. 

This talk will share new models and principles for effectively engaging difference with empathy, compassion, and cultural humility that faculty can deploy in and outside of the classroom. Dr. Blackmon will also discuss strategies and programs that support students in building healthy and inclusive communities.


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