Event Title

Kill Them Before They Grow: Racial Disparity in Conduct

Start Date

16-10-2020 1:00 PM

End Date

16-10-2020 1:50 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

This session is based on the speaker’s Kuona project for their Black Radical Tradition course, and Porter’s “Kill Them Before They Grow: Misdiagnosis of African American Boys in American Classrooms” (1997). Through research and counter storytelling, participants will learn about the growing call for research on racial disparity in school conduct/discipline, and the work needing to be done to address it.

Speaker Information

Amanda Mesirow

Coordinator, Code of Conduct, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL. Amanda Mesirow (she/hers) currently serves as the Coordinator, Code of Conduct and as a Title IX Investigator at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois. She earned her BA at Eastern Illinois and her MS in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Kansas State University, and has 16 years of experience in higher education. Mesirow has presented and published professionally numerous times to campus through international audiences; most often on topics of social justice, sexual assault, leadership development, individual and organizational trauma response, and campus threat assessment and safety. She also offers workshops and speaking engagements through AJM Keynotes & Workshops. Mesirow is pursuing her PhD in Higher Education Administration at Illinois State University.

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Oct 16th, 1:00 PM Oct 16th, 1:50 PM

Kill Them Before They Grow: Racial Disparity in Conduct

This session is based on the speaker’s Kuona project for their Black Radical Tradition course, and Porter’s “Kill Them Before They Grow: Misdiagnosis of African American Boys in American Classrooms” (1997). Through research and counter storytelling, participants will learn about the growing call for research on racial disparity in school conduct/discipline, and the work needing to be done to address it.