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28th Annual Symposium Invitation

Friday, September 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To view a PDF of the 2018 Annual Symposium invitation, please click on the cover below.

BTG 2018 Symposium invitation

2017 Symposium Agenda


8:30 – 10 a.m.

Poster Session: Bridging the Gaps Student Community Health Projects

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Plenary Session

2018 Bridging the Gaps Perspectives

Awards Ceremony

Dr. Howard Stevenson, nationally recognized clinical psychologist focusing on mental health and racial literacy and BTG 2018 Annual Award recipient

Eddy ZhengAbout Our Guest Speaker

Dr. Howard Stevenson is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Professor of Africana Studies in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and researcher on the use of racial literacy to negotiate racial conflicts in K-12 education, community mental health centers, parenting and police work. He directs the Racial Empowerment Collaborative (at Penn) and Forward Promise, a national philanthropic initiative. He currently leads two mental health research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. His recent best seller, “Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference” (2014) aims to reduce racial threat reactions in face-to-face encounters.



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For More Information


Ellen Martinak, MS
Bridget McCormick
Bridging the Gaps Program Office
bmccor@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
215-898-4141
215-573-2265 (fax)


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