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"Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Campus Conversations about Race in the 21st Century

A Reception and Lecture with Beverly Daniel Tatum, 2017 Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor and President Emerita of Spelman College
At this event, noted scholar Beverly Daniel Tatum will offer perspectives on race relations on campuses and across the nation. She served as president of Spelman College from 2002-2015. A 2013 recipient of the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award, her tenure as president was marked by a period of great innovation and growth. Scholarship support for Spelman students and opportunities for faculty research and development expanded significantly. In 2008, the Gordon-Zeto Fund for International Initiatives was established with a gift of $17 million. Alumnae support of the annual fund tripled, reaching a record high of 41% in 2014.
Widely known for her expertise on race relations, Tatum is the author of several books including 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).
In 2005 she was the recipient of the Brock International Prize for Innovation in Education. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, she was the 2014 recipient of the APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.
Tatum holds a BA degree in psychology from Wesleyan University, an MA and PhD in clinical psychology from University of Michigan, and an MA in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary.  
Please note that the reception begins at 5:00pm and the lecture begins at 5:30pm.
The Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Program provides an opportunity for students and faculty to connect with prominent individuals whose lives and careers have had significant public impact and who have distinguished themselves in one or more forms of public service. Distinguished visitors help bridge the divide between knowing and doing and between theory and practice. The 10-week residency program allows distinguished visitors to reflect upon their work while offering a variety of venues to share their story with a new generation of leaders.
Thank you to the following Stanford marketing partners:
African & African American Studies • American Studies • Asian American Activities Center • BEAM • Bechtel • International Center • Black Community Services Center • Black Student Union • Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity • Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law • Department of Anthropology • Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies • Department of Psychology • Department of Sociology • El Centro Chicano y Latino • First-Generation Low Income Partnership (FLIP) • Graduate School of Education • Health Improvement Program/BeWell • Hillel Human Cities Initiative • Institute for Diversity in the Arts • Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research • Native American Cultural Center • Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning • Public Policy • SPREES • Stanford Alumni Association • Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) • Stanford Humanities Center • Stanford NAACP • The Program in Modern Thought and Literature • Undergraduate Advising and Research • Urban Studies • WISE Ventures, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education  • Women’s Community Center



Wednesday, April 5, 2017. 05:00 PM


Paul Brest Hall


Haas Center for Public Service

Peggy Propp


Admission is free but RSVPs are required. RSVP here.