Multicultural Teaching Institute
Meadowbrook School
10 Farm Road
Weston, MA 02493




Dr. Howard Stevenson


Join us for a discussion on racial stress at school. In the morning we will hear from Dr. Howard Stevenson. His book — Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences that Make a Difference — focuses on how educators, community leaders, and parents can emotionally resolve face-to-face racially stressful encounters. Participants will then work in groups to develop skills and strategies for building racial literacy in educational settings, including curriculum, instruction, policies and proceedures.


Event location: Lesley University, Brattle Street campus in Cambridge




Dr. Howard Stevenson is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, Professor of Africana Studies, and former Chair of the Applied Psychology and Human Development Division in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and researcher in independent and public K-12 schools as well as community mental health centers and teaches how children can develop healthy racial identities through racial stress management. His most recent best-seller book, Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences that Make a Difference, shifts the focus on race relations away from “colorblind-ness” and avoidance toward racial literacy which involves managing racial stress by actively reading, reducing, and resolving racially stressful encounters when they happen.