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Public Lecture: "Transacting Black Identity in Everyday Life"
Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 9:00pm
Black Identity Development Lecturer
jointly sponsored by PSU, OSU & Community Partners
William Cross
William E. Cross, Jr., Ph.D. of the City University of New York, will come to Oregon to support both the PSU and OSU campuses in their efforts to better understand identity development as a tool for the promotion of diversity on our campuses and in our community. Dr. Cross is a senior scholar who is nationally recognized as leader in the field of Black Studies.

Portland Public Lecture: "Transacting Black Identity in Everyday Life"

Tuesday, April 18, 2006
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Smith Memorial Student Union, Ballroom, Room 355
825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97207-0751

PSU Graduate Student and Faculty Forum: "Black Achievement Motivation in Historical Perspective"

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Multicultural Center, Room 228
Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97207-0751
Reservation: Please reserve your place at this forum by contacting the Black Studies Dept. at: 503-725-3472 or Angela J Canton, jennae@pdx.edu
Deadline: Please RSVP by 5 PM Weds. April 12 for continental breakfast order.

Book Reading: "Shades of Black"

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
7:00-8:00 PM
Reflections Coffee and Books
446 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

William E. Cross, Jr., is one of America's leading theorist and researchers on black identity development across the life span. His text titled Shades of Black (Temple University Press, 1991) is considered required reading for students and scholars interested in the study in African American identity. Over the course of his career, Dr. Cross has held positions in Psychology and Africana Studies at Cornell University, Penn State University, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Currently he is Professor and Head of the Doctoral Program in Social-Personality Psychology at the Graduate Center for the City University of NY and he is part of the African American Studies Certificate Program. His research interests include the structure and everyday functions of black identity; identity content (nationalist; bicultural and multicultural) as the primary predictor of identity consequences in everyday life; general personality and reference group orientation as independent predictors of differential self-concept levels; the history or black achievement motivation (BAM) from slavery to the present; the history of black education from slavery through the late 1940s.

These offerings are being brought to Oregon by a partnership between the OSU, PSU, and the community. The OSU partners are the Convocations and Lectures Committee, and the Graduate School of Education. The PSU partners are; the Bilingual Teacher Pathway program, in the Graduate School of Education; the Provosts Office; the Center for Academic Excellence; The Multicultural Center; and the Training and Development Program, in Continuing Education, School of Extended Studies. The community partners are the Intercultural Communication Institute, the National Association for Multicultural Education, and Reflections Coffee and Books.