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“We Gotta Do Better”: Adolescents’ Beliefs, Feelings and Actions Towards Racism
March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
The Carolina Consortium on Human Development will present Josefina Bañales, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, who will present “We Gotta Do Better: Adolescents’ Beliefs, Feelings and Actions Towards Racism.”
Dr. Josefina Bañales is an Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology and the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research examines
adolescents’ critical racial consciousness development, or how youth develop beliefs, feelings, and behaviors that challenge racism. She investigates the extent to which social contexts (e.g.,
racial/ethnic messages from parents and schools) and individual sociocultural factors (e.g., ethnic-racial identity) inform youth’s critical racial consciousness development. Dr. Bañales
works alongside teens, parents, community organizing members, and school officials to promote and support youth’s critical racial consciousness. She is a first-generation high school
and college student from the Southwest side of Chicago—identities that heavily inform her research, teaching and practice.