Psychiatrist Talks Race and Human Development

September 24, 2012
Hosted by Sharon E. Davis

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Dr. James P. Comer’s iconic work in child development and the human condition allow us direct access to the best thinking and doing on race and development we can find. Is it only fear preventing open talk about race in the USA? Do “racial” groups of adults really have “collective unconscious” feelings on race that surface in “their” private settings? Is racial healing really the most fundamental area for humans to resolve? Maybe there is something else we tend to fall back on that gets in the way of new beliefs. Is anything really a deeper divide than racism? What does it take to reject our false beliefs? Is it even possible for most adults, or must we look to our children and adjust our expectation of adults on race? Is it time to look at putting more energy into prevention of racism than healing existing wounds? Can we point to ONE or TWO fundamental reasons that contribute to under achievement and acting out behavior in children? Join us for Dr. Comer’s wise counsel and see.

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Sharon E. Davis

Sharon E. Davis

Sharon is a founding member of the Institute for Healing of Racism in 1987. She has conducted International Dialogue Racism sessions in Mmabato, South Africa, and facilitated a Public Seminar on Cultural and Tribal Unity in Gabaronne, Botswana, and conflict resolution in China. She was interviewed by McNeil/Lehrer Newshour for the “Healing Racism in America” segment.

Sharon served as an International Institute and U.S Immigration Services speaker and MC at Swearing-in Ceremonies for new Americans, a regular TV panelist on “Interfaith Odyssey”, and Advisor and former Executive Director at the National Resource Center for Racial Healing which included being a Project Advisor – Diversity for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Saturn Titan Mission.

Whether Sharon is speaking to a boardroom full of executives or a group of seminar participants in South Africa, she applies her professional experiences and formal training to implement cultural change. Sharon has received numerous awards for her work in helping people unite including Spiritual Midwife of the Millennium Award for Cultural Diversity, one of six “Most Influential Black Women Entrepreneurs in Metro Detroit”, “Diversity Champion’s Honor Role” Birmingham Bloomfield Multiracial Community Council, the Houston, Texas Peace Award for Inter-group Understanding, and the TWIN award as one of 29 Outstanding Professional Women in Business and Industry. She has been quoted in several media publications.

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