Discovery Museum Speaker Series 2021 Featuring Dr. Beverly Tatum

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Wednesday January 27

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM


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Join the conversation at the Discovery Museum 2021 Speaker Series featuring

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College

and moderated by 

Tiziana Dearing, Host of WBUR's Radio Boston

Talking to Kids about Race and Racism:
A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST

Presented virtually via Zoom webinar

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for both her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. Her thirteen years as the president of Spelman College (2002-2015) were marked by innovation and growth and her visionary leadership was recognized in 2013 with the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award. The author of several books, including the best-selling Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race (now in a new 2017 20th anniversary edition) and Can We Talk About Race? and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (2007), Tatum is a sought-after speaker on the topics of racial identity development and race and education. In 2005, Dr. Tatum was awarded the prestigious Brock International Prize in Education for her innovative leadership in the field. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, she was the 2014 recipient of the APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.

Copies of Dr. Tatum's book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race can be ordered from The Concord Bookshop here. Thank you for supporting this local business. 


Tiziana Dearing is the host of Radio Boston on WBUR. She’s been a commentator and contributor to WBUR for more than a decade, and has contributed to a number of other regional and national news outlets. Prior to joining the Radio Boston team, Tiziana was a professor at Boston College in the School of Social Work, where she taught social innovation and leadership. A longtime anti-poverty advocate, Tiziana also ran Boston Rising, a startup antipoverty fund to end generational poverty in Boston, and was the first woman president of Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Boston. She’s won a number of awards in the city, including a Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.


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