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Symposium on Black Stereotypes Set for Dec. 9

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The Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers, African American Studies Department and the Black Student Union will present a Wednesday, Dec. 9, symposium, “Finding Fathers: Confronting Stereotypes of Black Dads.”

The symposium will include discussions, presentations of student research and poetry, and a community panel on images of black fatherhood, the presence of community cultural wealth and ways to recognize stereotypes.

The four-hour event in the Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion is free and open to the public. It concludes with a poetry reading by F. Douglas Brown, author of “Zero to Three,” a 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize-winner and English teacher at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

Schedule of events
9 -9:30 a.m. Student poster displays
9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Student creative presentations
10:30-11:15 a.m. Community panel
11:30 a.m. – noon Student research presentations
12:15 – 1 p.m. Poetry reading by author F. Douglas Brown

For more information, contact Natalie Graham, 657-278-2791.