Social justice advocate to give public presentations

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Kathy Obear, founder of the Center for Transformation and Change, will visit campus Wednesday and Thursday, March 13-14, to deliver two public presentations.

At 6 p.m., March 13, Obear will address “Recognizing and Engaging Dynamics of Race and Racism: Our Role and Responsibility as White Change Agents.” On March 14, at 1:30 p.m., she will present “Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions on Campus.” Both talks will be in the Popp Martin Student Union Movie Theater.

Obear, who holds a doctorate in social justice education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is considered a leading expert in helping to establish socially just environments where everyone feels valued and respected. She has more than 30 years of experience specializing in conflict resolution, change management and creating inclusive environments. The author of three books, “Turn the Tide,” “…But I’m not Racist” and “In It for the Long Haul,” Obear has given speeches, facilitated training sessions and consulted to top leaders at hundreds of universities, human services organizations and corporations across the United States and internationally.

The Cato College of Education is sponsoring Obear’s presentations; RSVPs requested.