News Release: Events, Student Life

Nov. 17,  2008

Spelman's Tatum to Deliver Annual "State of Race" Talk Tonight

Spelman College President Beverly Tatum will discuss "Emory Confronts an Enduring Problem" for the ninth annual "State of Race" speech tonight, Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

In addition to being an accomplished administrator, Tatum is widely recognized as a scholar, teacher, race relations expert and leader in higher education. A clinical psychologist by training, her areas of research include racial identity development, and the role of race in the classroom.

The recipient of numerous honorary degrees, in 2005 Tatum was awarded the prestigious Brock International Prize in Education for her innovative leadership in the field. Her best-selling titles include "Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation" (2007) and "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race" (1997).

The annual State of Race talk is a signature event for Unity Month, a celebration every November of community at Emory and the diverse individuals who create it. More information about Unity Month.

The event is co-sponsored by the Emory College Council, the Office of the Provost, Office of Multicultural Programs, the NAACP, Center for Women, Media Council, President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity and multiple academic departments at Emory.

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