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Health and Wellness

Wellness Leadership Institute: C.A.R.E Speaks Presents: Stolen Narratives: Exploring Trauma’s Hold on Student Persistence

April 20, 2021 at 7:00pm8:30pm EDT

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As Black students grapple with different forms of trauma—racism, sexism, xenophobia, etc.—while navigating their academic careers, they also face criticism regarding their moral character, work ethic, and overall life experiences. The long-standing debate of whether there is an achievement gap among Black students in American education perpetuates the stereotype of Blackness as deficient or inferior. However, this conversation fails to address the root of trauma. How do we discuss Blackness? How do we discuss issues of gender, class, faith, etc., without first discussing anti-Blackness? In this session, Robin Maxile, C.A.R.E graduate assistant, leads a discussion on the unrelenting hold trauma has on Black students and the importance of providing healing spaces that can restore their stolen narratives.

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This event was published on April 14, 2021.

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