The President's Lecture Series

A Virtual Conversation About Race and Racism with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

March 3, 2021

12:00-1:15 p.m.

Participants will need to RSVP in advance.

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The University of Montana invites the Montana community to join Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum for a President’s Lecture Series conversation on race, class, gender, and their intersections. Dr. Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. She is the author of several books, including the best-selling modern classic “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” and Other Conversations About Race (now in a 2017 20th anniversary edition), and “Can We Talk About Race?” and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (2007). Dr. Tatum is a sought-after speaker on the topics of racial identity development, race and education, and strategies for creating inclusive educational environments for learners of all ages.

This session will be moderated by Blackfeet Community College president Dr. Karla Bird.

UM is offering Renewal Credits for teachers through OPI. Please contact Randi Edwards in advance if you plan to take advantage of this opportunity.

Registered participants will receive a Zoom link one week before and again one day prior to the event. If you do not receive a link, please call the Office of the President at 406-243-2311. A sign language interpreter will be present onscreen.

UM invites all to read and learn about building inclusive communities and to explore Dr. Tatum's work.

More About Dr. Tatum

Dr. Tatum was awarded the prestigious Brock International Prize in Education for her innovative leadership in the field in 2005, and was the 2014 recipient of the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.

Her 13-year presidency at Spelman College (2002-2015) was marked by innovation and growth, and her visionary leadership was recognized in 2013 with the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award. Over the course of her career, she has served as a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Westfield State University, and Mount Holyoke College, where she also served as dean and acting president. During Spring 2017, she was the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at Stanford University.

Listen to Dr. Tatum's recent interview on A New Angle Podcast.