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Dr. Howard C. Stevenson
Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education; Professor of Africana Studies, Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

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. From 1994 to 2002, he was faculty master of the W. E. B. DuBois College House at Penn. In 1993, Dr. Stevenson received the W. T. Grant Foundation’s Faculty Scholar Award, a national research award given to only five researchers per year which funds five years of research. In 1994, Dr. Stevenson was a Presidential Fellow at the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, where 35 other community activists and researchers from 30 countries to present their community health intervention projects. In 1995, Dr. Stevenson served on a 12-member academic panel to consult on the development of a National Strategic Action Plan for African-American Males, sponsored by the National Drug Control Policy Office in the Office of the President. Dr. Stevenson has served for 29 years as a clinical and consulting psychologist working in impoverished rural and urban neighborhoods across the country.

About the Conference:  Founded in 2003 by the CAIS Commission on Diversity in Independent Schools, this conference was inspired by events in other regions (such as Across Colors in Southern California) and modeled after the national conference held annually by NAIS. The mission of the event is to bring students from grades 7-12 and adults from independent schools across the state together for a day of networking and dialogue, facilitating cross-cultural understanding and a call to action to improve our school communities and our world.

Who? YOU and 400 other students (grades 7-12), faculty, administrators from CAIS independent schools

to connect students of color and students committed to the cause with peers in other schools
to strengthen our informal network of those committed to diversity in CT
to supplement national activities (POCC/SDLC) with a regional activity
to facilitate conversation between students and their teachers
to give our student leaders a forum for dialogue and action with other students representing the diversity of CAIS schools (boarding / day / single sex / secular and non-secular…)

What? a student-and-adult diversity conference, featuring:
Student entertainment
Keynote address
Small group discussions facilitated by and for students
Workshops for adults
"101" Strand for Middle School Students
"101" Strand for High School Students
"201" strand for returning conference attendees
"Senior Strand" for 12th Grade Students

Please note: Dr. Stevenson's book, "Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools" will be available for purchase at the conference at the discounted price of $30 per copy.  Payment may be made via cash (exact amount only, please) or check.
Please register by April 10th.  Registration is limited to 25 attendees per school (total combined participants including students and adults).
(If there are any remaining registration slots available after the April 10th deadline, they will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.  Email d_brewer@caisct.org with the number of additional registration slots you'd like to reserve.)

Click HERE to enter your school's first registrant

Click HERE after you have submitted your school's first registration to enter additional registrations for your school

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