April’s First Friday Lecture, “Someday You’ll Change the World: In Search of Race, Space, and Social Justice in Community Youth Development,” will be presented by Corliss Outley, associate professor in the Department of Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University. The lecture will be held Friday, April 13 at the KAMU-TV Studio A. Lunch will be provided to registrants at 11:45 a.m. The lecture will begin at noon and end at 1p.m
Outley conducts research on youth development with particular interest in racial/ethnic identity, cultural behaviors, and built and physical environmental influences—focusing on the intersection of neighborhood and race and the opportunities and challenges they present for enhancing the well-being of children.
Outley earned her doctorate from Texas A&M and was previously on the faculty at the University of Minnesota. She also serves as co-director of evaluation for the Center for Community Health Development in the School of Rural Public Health. She is a founding member of the AgriLife Youth Development Initiative.
The First Friday Lecture Series, a program of the African American Professional Organization, is held the first Friday of the month and sponsored by the Division of Research
Contact Michelle Sullens at 458-4066 for additional information.