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Dr. Beverly Tatum
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 6:00PM
Rainier Arts Center

This event is sold out. A standby line will be setup at the door. Read more about standby here.


Walk into any high school cafeteria and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered into their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem we should try to fix or a coping strategy we should support? Dr. Beverly Tatum, renowned authority on the psychology of race, helps us begin this dialogue with her classic book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race. In its new 20th edition, Tatum argues that forthright discussion about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. Join us and Tatum to become a part of this critical discussion to help confront these and other questions about race.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle as part of the Civics series.


At 5pm join us for a pre-event workshop with Dr. Daudi Abe centered around the themes in Dr. Tatum’s book.
Just 30 spots available! Only available to purchasers of Dr. Tatum’s 6pm talk.
Join hip-hop scholar and historian Dr. Daudi Abe for a free interactive workshop. This workshop will invite participants to explore their own experiences in school and reflect on what has and has not changed in our education system since Dr. Tatum first published this book ten years ago. Dr. Abe will share resources and strategies for supporting students and coming together to fight for inclusivity and equity in our schools.

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