The Coalition organizes and promotes outreach activities to interface with the Columbia community. Among the most successful events of the Coalition has been the Helen A. Neville Multicultural Lecture Series named in recognition of the many and varied outstanding multicultural contributions to the Coalition, MU, and Columbia community. The invited speaker is a nationally recognized multicultural expert who not only provides a multicultural lecture for the Columbia public schools, MU, and Columbia community, but also interacts with MU students, faculty, and administrators in a wide range of professional and social contexts. In the past 11 years we have invited Dr. Rosie Bingham, Dr. Manuel Casas, Dr. Robert L. Williams, Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Dr. Helen A. Neville, Dr. James Croteau, Dr. William Liu, Dr. Melba J. T. Vasquez, Dr. Nadya Fouad, Dr. Patricia Arredondo, and Dr. Joseph White. The titles of the multicultural speeches delivered in the Columbia Public Schools are listed below. To check out the audio or video tapes of the talks, please contact the CCC.
Helen A. Neville Multicultural Lecture Speakers:
Lecture topics list:
|2000||Dr. Rosie Bingham||*) Fostering Career Development of Racial and Ethnic Minority Students|
|2001||Dr. Manuel Casas||*) Strategies to Promote Academic Retention of Racial and Ethnic Minority Students in the Public Schools|
|2002||Dr. Robert L. Williams||*) Strategies to Promote Academic Retention of Racial and Ethnic Minority Students in the Public Schools|
|2003||Dr. Derald Wing Sue||*) Multicultural Organizational Competencies: Assessing Our Public Schools|
|2005||Dr. Helen A. Neville||*) Race in the Schools: An Examination of Color-Blind and Color-Conscious Practices|
|2006||Dr. James Croteau||*) Journeys of Pride and Pain: Key Development Issues for LGB Youth and Their Educators.|
|2007||Dr. William Liu||1) Understanding and Developing Social Class and Classism in the Classroom2) Advances in Social Class Theory and Measurement|
|2008||Dr. Melba J. T. Vasquez||1) Ethical Considerations in A Multicultural World2) Burn Out Prevention for Mental Health Professionals|
|2009||Dr. Nadya Fouad||*) Advocacy and Multicultural Counseling Competencies for Psychologists|
|2010||Dr. Patricia Arredondo||1) Latina/os and the Future of Higher Education in the U.S.2) Immigrant Transitions and Developmental Issues: Family, Economic, Psychological and Physical Health Implications|
|2011||Dr. Joseph White||1) Enhancing Educational Achievement with Black Males2) Key Psychological Themes in African American Psychology and Mental Health|
Benefits of the Series
The Helen A. Neville Lecture Series has a profound impact on the MU campus and Columbia community by increasing knowledge in current multicultural issues in society and education. Individuals that are a part of this series walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation in bringing awareness to multicultural and individual differences. Each individual would then be able to share and apply this knowledge in their respective disciplines making for a greater common cause. This cause would spread locally, nationally, and globally. Just read what students, faculty, administrators, and community members have to say…
In fall 2009, Dr. Fouad reached 242 MU faculty, staff, and students who serve as educators, mental health providers or community members. The feedback we have received suggests that Dr. Fouad made a substantial impact on the individuals she interacted with during her visit.
A student said “It was my first of a kind attendance at such a talk and I am leaving with a whole bunch of new ideas and knowledge about multiculturalism.”
In addition, Dr. David Wallace, director of the MU Counseling Center stated, “Dr. Fouad is a major driving force in our field. It is my hope that we continue to be exposed to high caliber presenters.”
In fall 2011, Dr. White reached 230 MU faculty, staff, and students who serve as educators, mental health providers or community members. Here are some feedback we received:
“You have to know the cultural environment that your students live in and attune your teaching to it in order to teach most effectively.”
“Like he said in the presentation, we don’t have a lot of chance to see a black male professional. Just seeing him, a very intelligent and competent speaker, is very inspiring to me.”
“To always know that others see through a different lens. This is where communication and understanding need to be the priority”
To check out the audio or video tapes of the talks, please contact the CCC.