Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, April 12

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 6:00 AM

Hello, Sewickley,

Join Jondou Chase Chen, co-director of the national Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) project and senior lecturer at the University of Washington School of Education, as he explores key concepts of “cultural competence” from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. April 18 at Sewickley Academy’s Boyd Room in the Hansen Library.

Cultural competence is defined as having knowledge of and comfort with people of different racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Much of what children learn about respecting differences comes from their parents and other significant adults in their lives. Yet, adults often feel uncomfortable discussing cultural differences with their children, even though research shows that not talking about these differences may actually fuel the development of prejudice and stereotypes.

Chen will share practical tips for parents and educators and his talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Register now at For questions, email [email protected] The event is free and open to the public.

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