Join us as we discuss the ways African American Vernacular English (AAVE) should be respected and integrated as part of the literacy and learning of Black children during Covid-19 and beyond, and explore the relationship between Black children’s language and the development of a healthy identity
Among others, hear from Dr. Aisha White, who is the Director of P.R.I.D.E.; Dr. April Baker-Bell, who is Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and English Education in the Departments of English and African American and African Studies at Michigan State University; and Dr. Valerie Kinloch, who is Dean of the Pitt School of Education. Dr. White will serve as the moderator.
This session is sponsored by the Office of Child Development’s P.R.I.D.E. program (Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education), the Office of Child Development, the Pittsburgh Study, and the PittEd Justice Collective.