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Child Study Center Speaker Series: Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
4:30 p.m.
Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building
Child Study Center Speaker Series: Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D.

Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D.
Lois Audrey Betts Chair, Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University

“Re-Envisioning Resilience in African American Families: Transforming Oppressive Systems through Resistance”

Abstract: African American families navigate not only everyday stressors and adversitites, but also unique sociocultural stressors (e.g., "toxic upstream waters" like oppression). Despite these challenges, African American families have developed resilience using strength-based adaptive coping strategies, to some exent, to filter these waters. McBride Murry will propose a paradigm shift that includes acts of resistance that African American families may engage in to create system level change.

She is also presenting the Bennett Lecture.
Tuesday, October 3, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
132 Flex Theatre, HUB-Robeson Center
“Enhancing Family and Youth Personal Protections: Navigating Toxic Waters through Intervention Effects of SAAF and PAAS Family-Centered Preventive Intervention Programs”

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Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building

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