April 11, 2012

First Friday Lecture Series Features “Someday You’ll Change The World…”

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

To register, visit here. To learn more about the African American Professional Organization visit their website.

Contact Michelle Sullens at 458-4066 for additional information.

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