Structural Racism and Youth Violence, University of Maryland, 3/1

By: David J. Smith, February 22, 2017

The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace invites you to attend this upcoming symposium on Structural Racism and Youth Violence. This symposium brings together two leading experts to discuss the impact of structural racism and youth violence. The speakers will examine how youth experiences of violence limit potential development, increase disadvantages in already marginalized communities and contribute to the increasing criminalization of young people based on race. Looking forward both speakers will also talk about the future research needs in the field and alternative policy solutions.

Event Location: Atrium, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Date: 1st March 2017

Event is free and open to the public please rsvp here.


Dr. Valerie Maholmes is currently the chief of the Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Dr. Lauren Abramson is a bio-psychologist and the founding director of the Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore—one of few and longest-standing programs of its kind working in disinvested neighborhoods in urban America.

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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