Institutional Courage in the University: Concrete Steps to Addressing Anti-Blackness in Academia

Dr. Jennifer Gomez

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Gómez from the Department of Psychology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development (MPSI) at Wayne State University.

Jennifer M. Gómez, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development (MPSI) at Wayne State University, as well as Board Member and Research Chair of the Center for Institutional Courage. She is the lead co-editor of the upcoming special issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, Discrimination, Violence, & Healing in Marginalized Communities (Spring 2021). She has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, scholarly writings, and pieces for the general public. Her research has been recognized by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and funded by the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs and Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR). By focusing on societal inequality’s role on the impact of violence for Black American youth, young adults, and elders, Dr. Gómez uses her cultural betrayal trauma theory to both document harm and identify avenues of hope and healing for youth, families, communities, institutions, and society. Web: http://jmgomez.org ; Twitter: @JenniferMGmez1 

This workshop is open to everyone! Please RSVP below for the Zoom link.

This workshop is part of Student Engagement’s November programming theme of Racial Trauma.

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