PMC and Ford Hall Forum Present Navigating Friendships Across Racial Divides

Pine Manor College, in collaboration with Ford Hall Forums, will present a public discussion on Navigating Friendships Across Racial Divides on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 6:30 p.m. in Ellsworth Theatre.

Long-time friends and colleagues at Mount Holyoke College, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum - Dean of the College, professor, psychologist, and author of, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian - Dean of Religious Life, activist, minister, and expert on interracial relations and racial identity development will participate together in a discussion that examines the navigation of friendships across racial divides. Featuring personal examples and a conversational tone, this program will explore how "blacks must secure a racial identity free of negative stereotypes…and whites must give up the privilege that their skin color affords them and work actively to combat injustice in society."

Since 1908 the Ford Hall Forum, a nonprofit organization, has dedicated itself to promoting and facilitating public involvement in the open exchange of ideas on issues of public interest through the presentation of free programs that actively engage diverse audiences in discussions and debates. Ford Hall Forum programs are always free, open to the public, and include opportunities for audience members to ask questions and share comments.