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Michigan’s Rivas-Drake to deliver May 3 keynote on development of racially minoritized youth

Deborah Rivas-Drake, Stephanie J. Rowley Collegiate Professor of Education and Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, will deliver a May 3 keynote presentation titled, “Promoting Socioemotional Development in Racially Minoritized Youth.”

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Keynote event is co-sponsored by CYFS and the College of Education and Human Sciences, with support from the CYFS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee.

The presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the Unity Room of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rivas-Drake is director of the Contexts of Academic + Socioemotional Adjustment (CASA) Lab. Her work focuses on illuminating promising practices that disrupt racism and xenophobia and help set diverse young people on trajectories of positive contribution to their schools and communities.