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Nov. 12 Online Discussion: Navigating Your Teens in Breonna Taylor’s America

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The University of Kentucky College of Education is hosting an online discussion, “Navigating Your Teens in Breonna Taylor’s America,” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

Focused on empowering students and educators, the discussion will be streamed live on the College of Education YouTube channel. Participants are encouraged to submit questions via email at CollegeofEdQA@nullgmail.com.

The discussion is designed to offer guidance to youth as they search for justice while balancing school, work, friendships, family, and their personal well-being. Panelists will answer questions, such as:

  • What is the “arc of justice” and why does it take so long to get there? Will we ever?
  • How do I focus on school while trying to process racial traumas?
  • Why does it feel like some people don’t see my pain and stress?
  • How do I find my voice and where does it fit in?
  • How can teachers and school leaders embrace students during painful events, such as the Breonna Taylor decision?

Panelists include:

Dr. Gregory Vincent (moderator), executive director of the college’s Education and Civil Rights Initiative in collaboration with the NAACP. The initiative is based in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, where Vincent is a professor.

Dr. Candice Hargons, assistant professor, Department Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology

Dr. Cheryl Matias, professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Kenneth Tyler, professor and chair, Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology

Ms. Carol Taylor Shim, director, UK’s Bias Incident Support Services

Ms. Tiffany D. Loftin, director, NAACP Youth and College Division