The Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania is home to Penn Summit, a series of daylong professional development experiences for educators and educational leaders.
Over the past decade, Center researchers have conducted dozens of campus racial climate studies at predominantly white postsecondary institutions across the United States. In response to recent college student prote
sts, the Center is offering a special four-part Virtual Penn Summit that will help higher education administrators and faculty better understand and respond more effectively to racism on their campuses. Educators can register for a single online module or for the full series.
Content for each virtual module will be delivered live via Google Hangout . To bolster engagement, participants will be encouraged to pose questions through Facebook, Twitter, and Google Hangout. Presenters will periodically read and respond aloud to questions posed by persons tuned into the live broadcast.
Professor Shaun R. Harper, founder and executive director of the Center, will lead these four modules in the Virtual Penn Summit:
- Module 1: How People of Color Experience Racism on Campus, Dec. 7 (3:00 – 4:40 p.m. *Register to view and participate on your own*)
- Module 2: Race-Conscious Institutional Leadership, Dec. 9 (3:00 – 4:40 p.m. *Register to view and participate on your own*)
- Module 3: Race-Conscious in Classrooms and Curricula: Strategies for College Faculty, Dec. 14 (3:00 – 4:30 p.m. *Register to view and participate on your own*)
- Module 4: Strategically Improving Campus Racial Climates, Dec. 16 (3:00 – 4:30 p.m., *Register to view and participate on your own*)
Join the Summit:
Visit the Eventbrite website for this event and pay $25.00 for each module. Because the Institute is virtual, a webcam is required for participation. Please direct all inquiries about the Penn Summit on Responding to Racism on College and University Campuses to firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 898-7820.
**NOTE: Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education has stated that the summit is intended for individual registration and not group registration. Therefore, we will not be hosting a group viewing on campus. To participate in the virtual summit and view on your own visit the registration website for this event and pay $25.00 for each module. **