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Diversity and Difference

Diversity and Difference

The Office of Multicultural Affairs recognizes African American/Black History Month 2010

African American/Black History Month


Wednesday, February 24, 2010
9:00 am –11:00 am

Dr. Philip Laidlaw will present:
Being Black goes beyond one month a year

Dr. Laidlaw will lead a discussion around the following topics:

  • The construct of Race
  • Solo Status and Stereotype Threat
  • Micro aggressions
  • Building the armor
  • Strengths of Black Families
  • Raising sensitivity and awareness
  • Becoming an ally

Phillip Laidlaw is a Jamaican American man who graduated from MSPP in 1998. After that time, he began working with the Family team and child team @ the Brookline Center. Over the last 11 yrs, he has coordinated the Diversity initiative at the Brookline Center. The purpose of the Diversity team is to train staff and interns to be more culturally sensitive and aware. Next school year, he will be the coordinator of the family team. He has a private practice in Framingham Ma where he works with adults, children couples and families.


"Desert Bayou"—A documentary film by Alex LeMay
February 18th 6:30-8:00 pm, Classroom 2

In the wake of one of the worst natural and humanitarian disasters ever to visit American shores, nearly 600 African Americans were airlifted to the almost entirely white state of Utah without their knowledge. Desert Bayou seeks to examine whether two cultures can come together in a time of utter chaos, or whether their differences prove too great a challenge to overcome. In their own words evacuees of Hurricane Katrina, tell how they survived the storm of the century and out of the rubble ended up at a military installation in the deserts of Utah. With interviews from recording artist Master P, celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, evacuees, political and military leaders, and community and social figures, the questions of race, politics and religion hurdle towards each other in this truly American story: A story of loss and reunion, of sorrow and rebirth, of anger and rejoicing, but most of all... a story of hope.

Updated 9/2/14

Our colleagues reflect on what African American/Black History Month means to them...

MSPP Faculty Member
Lee Clinton, EdD

Lee Clinton, EdD

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MSPP Board Member
Shani Dowd, LCSW

Shani Dowd, LCSW

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MSPP Alumn
Phil Laidlaw, PsyD

Phil Laidlaw, PsyD

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Friend of MSPP
Kermit A. Crawford, PhD

Kermit Crawford, PhD

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Former MSPP Board Member
Dr. John D. Robinson

John Robinson

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