The Neag School of Education conducted an opening reception of the Implicit Bias Exhibition at the Homer Babbidge Library on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.
Ridgefield Assistant Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Beck is mentoring with Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, this school year through the University of Connecticut’s Executive Leadership Program.
Greenwich Daily Voice (Neag School alum, Lori Mulligan, was appointed summer school coordinator for Greenwich Public Schools)
A new, interactive exhibit focused on implicit bias has arrived at the UConn Storrs campus. Created by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the exhibit will be hosted at the Homer Babbidge Library through Feb. 28.
As members of the Equity and Social Justice Task Force, we believe that the new social and political context created by the presidential election requires not only that we reiterate these commitments, but also that we, the Equity and Social Justice Task Force, acknowledge and empathize with the many individuals and groups in our community who are experiencing a considerable amount of pain, fear, and concern for their safety.
“The People’s Inauguration is designed to affirm the values they believe create the UConn community that they would like to belong to,” Dr. Glenn Mitoma, director of the Dodd Center and assistant professor of human rights and education, said.
Brittany (Perotti) Agne ’09 (CLAS), ’11 MA, a former Husky Sport volunteer who earned a master’s degree with a concentration in sport management at the Neag School, today serves as director of children’s education programs at New York Cares, a New York City-based nonprofit focused on volunteer management whose staff plans 1,600 volunteer-led projects every month.
Incidents of bullying and harassment taking place nationwide illustrate the dangerous effects of hate being modeled and reinforced on a national stage, according to a team of UConn school climate and behavior experts. Now spilling into classrooms and schools across the nation, these developments are presenting educators, parents, and communities with significant, immediate challenges as they seek to support students, while faced with their own feelings of stress, confusion, and lack of preparedness.
Neag School undergraduate students are part of a pilot initiative with Stamford Public Schools, where the students worked in different capacities over winter break.
“It’s easy to call overt sexism ‘sexism,’” says Laura Burton, a professor at the Neag School who studies gender issues in sports. “It’s so much more difficult when it becomes more subtle and more implicit. It’s harder to name it, and it’s harder to see it and put our finger on it.”