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Persistent racial disparities in the educational achievement and disciplining of American students highlight the need to understand and shift educational policies and practices as they relate to race. In her talk for the Help Center, Camilla Griffiths will highlight research that clarifies how kids learn and understand race as they develop, as well as research on the role that race has and continues to play in our K-12 education system. She will also provide evidence-based suggestions for how to help school communities move away from colorblindness and towards race-consciousness and anti-racism. 

About the Speaker

Camilla Griffiths is an advanced doctoral researcher who studies the role of race in K-12 educational contexts. As a social psychologist, her work interrogates how expectations based on race (stereotypes) influence teacher-student relationships and educational outcomes for students of color. She also researches other factors in the school context that foster psychological safety for all students in the classroom, such as productive discussions about identity and healthy parent-teacher relationships. 

Presented by Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center

Free and open to all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and retirees of Stanford University, LPCH and Stanford Hospital and clinics. Eligible dependents may also attend. “Be Well Berries” available for eligible employees. 




June speaker will be our new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Manager: Sarah Holder

Sarah Holder

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

Sarah helps to shape and lead our equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) strategy as an organization, including policies, procedures, and educational programming. This work includes working closely with SLAC's ERG leads and members in support of their goals for structural change and community building. Sarah is currently working on the completion of a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on inclusion and sense of belonging in STEM fields in college. She has a master's degree in education from Illinois State University, and a bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a lifelong learner and educator, and is passionate about helping people to know better so that they can do better. Like solar panels, she needs time outside in the sun to restore, and her favorite activities include running, hiking, and pretty much anything to do with the water. 

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