2020 Lecture by Sheretta Butler-Barnes, PhD
Associate Professor, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
Friday, April 24, 2020 • 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Yawkey Athletic Center, Murray Room
Breakfast will be served. CEUs will be available.
Sheretta Butler-Barnes, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and an associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Her expertise and scholarly work focus on the impact of racism and the use of culturally strengths-based assets on the educational and health outcomes of Black American families. Before joining the Brown School, Butler-Barnes was an National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan’s School of Education, which is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context. Butler-Barnes received her PhD and MA in developmental psychology from Wayne State University and a BS in psychology from Michigan State University.
Her research agenda includes two particular areas of focus: the Strengths-Based Assets of Black Adolescents Project explores how Black youth draw on personal and cultural assets and resources to thrive despite challenges to their identities from interpersonal experiences of racism; the Celebrating Strengths of Black Girls Project focuses on advancing equity for women and girls of color.
The Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series brings changemakers to campus to speak about pressing topics within the field of social work. The series honors Professor Emerita Elaine Pinderhughes, whose vision and mentorship has long inspired students to advocate for social progress.
Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, and Founding Director, Vital Village Community Engagement Network
“An Ounce of Prevention: Building Communities of Opportunity to Mitigate Structural Inequities and Childhood Adversities”
This event was presented in partnership with YW Boston.
Cia Verschelden, Executive Director of Institutional Assessment
Office of Academic Effectiveness, University of Central Oklahoma
“Bandwidth Recovery: Reclaiming Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Other ‘Differentisms’”
Pam Cross, Journalist, News Reporter and Social Entrepreneur
“What Phenomenal Women Know”
Elaine Pinderhughes, Professor Ermerita at Boston College School of Social Work
Patricia Romney, Licensed Clinical and Organizational Psychologist at Romney Associates, Inc.
Vanessa Jackson, Soul Doula at Healing Circles
“Understanding Power: 21st Century Human Services Imperative”
Salome Raheim, Dean and Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work
“Race and Justice: From Analysis to Action”
Mary Catherine Bateson, Writer and Cultural Anthropologist
“On the Work of Societal Healing: The Age of Active Wisdom”
Christine Griffin, Executive Director, The Disability Law Center
“Diversity and Inclusion: When Will People with Disabilities Be Included?”
Vincent D. Rougeau, Dean, Boston College Law School
“Reflections on Justice and Religious Diversity: Why Living Together Is Better than Apart”
Dr. Jack Kirkland, Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
“The Black Masses—Permanently in Poverty—Slavery—Depression—Recession—as Far as the Eye Can See. Unless...”
Dr. Usha George, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, Toronto
“Immigrants and Refugees: Settlement Issues and Service Delivery Models”
Dr. Beverly Greene, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology at St. John's University, NY
“Social Marginalization By and Between the Marginalized: What the Same Sex Marriage Debate Hath Wrought. Implications for Mental Health Providers.”
Dr. Monica McGoldrick, Director of Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, NJ
“Culture Matters: But What Difference Does It Make?”
Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Clinical Psychology Professor, Rutgers University
“The Treatment of African American Clients and Families”
In honor of the many accomplishments and contributions made by Elaine Pinderhughes, noted teacher, scholar, and professor emerita, we invite alumni, students, and their friends and families to lend their support to the Elaine Pinderhughes Fellowship, a fund that provides financial aid each year to outstanding African American doctoral students at the Boston College School of Social Work.