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Book Reading: Understanding Racial and Cultural Identity on our Campus and in our Community" by Dr. William E. Cross.
Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm to Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 8:00pm

Understanding Racial and Cultural Identity on our Campus and in our Community"; A public lecture, faculty forum, and book reading by Dr. William E. Cross, Jr., Professor of Social-Personality Psychology, City University of New York Dr.


William E. Cross, Jr., Professor at 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. Book Reading: Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Time: 7:00-8:00 PM Location: Reflections Coffee & Books, 313 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR

Dr. Cross is the head of the doctoral program in Social-Personality Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author of Shades of Black, one of the most frequently referenced texts on Black identity. His model conceptualizing the states of Black identity development has generated an ever-expanding number of essays, commentaries, and empirical studies. In addition, his ideas have stimulated the growth of identity development models for application to a wide range of groups, including gays and lesbians, Hispanic/Latinos, Asian Americans, feminists, and White European Americans.