Spring Lecture 2023 with author Alex Shevrin Venet

Join the Department of Education Monday, March 27th, at 7:00 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge for a lecture with author Alex Shevrin Venet

The Department of Education is excited to present a lecture by Alex Shevrin Venet on Monday, March 27, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge of the IC Campus Center.  Alex Shevrin Venet is the author of Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education.  

Alex offers information on trauma-informed practices through a social/racial equity lens.  She teaches at Community College of Vermont, as well as Castleton Center for Schools and Antioch University New England.

According to Alex, "I believe that all students need a safe and caring school environment. We can create this environment through unconditional positive regard, recognizing the dynamic and complex lives of our students. Systems change is just as important as our individual actions, and only through systems change can we truly create equity for all."  Trauma-informed education includes examining the influence and impact on students in our schools of factors such as racism (explicit, implicit, and systematic; and microaggressions) as well as poverty, peer victimization, community violence, and bullying.

This event is free and open to the public. The event is associated with the Community Read; community-based book discussion opportunities will be scheduled in the weeks following the lecture, with free copies of the text made available in a variety of community-based and K-12 locations. The event and Community Read are sponsored by the Ithaca College Department of Education and a Clynes Collaboration Grant from Tompkins Trust.

For questions regarding accessibility, please contact Kimberly Wojtanik, kwojtanik@ithaca.edu or call (607) 274-5106.

Department of Education Spring Lecture Series