Evening Events

An Evening With

Dayna Bowen Matthew and John B. King Jr.

Tuesday, February 23, 7:30–8:30 p.m. EST

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Dayna Bowen Matthew is Dean of the George Washington University Law School. She is an expert in health equity and public health policy and author of Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care.” John B. King Jr. was the United States Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama and current CEO of The Education Trust. Dr. Matthew and Dr. King will engage in a moderated discussion around equity, education, social justice, and your role as a school psychologist.

Surviving Lunch is an award-winning film that explores issues surrounding bullying and school violence, released the same year as the tragic shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This fictional film is based on the reality today’s teens have experienced. The film stars a teenage girl named Gabriella, who moves to Florida after the accidental shooting of her father, who was also the high school’s Teacher of the Year, in the cafeteria. Her grief takes her on a journey to confront the bullying and violence she witnesses in her new school, before it’s too late.

This private screening of the 75-minute film will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with bullying and school violence experts, Susan Swearer and Amanda Nickerson. Susan Swearer is the Willa Cather Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and Amanda Nickerson is the director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education.

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