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Psychology Colloquium: Kim Leary

When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, LR3, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Tomeka Bolar   847.491.4994

Group: Department of Psychology

Category: Academic


The Northwestern University Psychology Colloquium Series Presents:


Kim Leary

Harvard University


Talk title: 

When Black Lives Matter:

Helping Women and Girls of Color to Thrive


Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 2017

4:00 pm, Tech LR3


The significant disparities affecting girls of color (i.e. school push-out, disproportionate engagement with foster care and juvenile justice systems, and diminished economic prospects, including in the STEM workforce) each have a mental health impact. Women and girls of color face unique stressors that are compounded by the intersection of race and gender.
There is a growing acceptance of the importance of mental health, particularly among college students. Intersectional mental health approaches recognize the impact of race and gender on coping, but make room for young women to have a say in what that care looks like, by actively inquiring about preferences.
This talk will focus on best practices for thriving as well as the gaps that

Reception to follow

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