Trayvon Martin: Racial Divides, Stress and Oppression

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Dr. Howard Stevenson
Associate Professor,
Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania



  • Nationally recognized researcher who specializes in African-American psychology and teaches better-parenting and conflict-resolution skills through P.L.A.A.Y, Preventing Long-term Anger and Aggression in Youth.
  • Dr. Stevenson is the author of Stickin’ to, Watchin’ Over & Gettin’ With: An African-American Parent’s Guide to Discipline.
  • He can discuss how his research into racial problem-solving programs directly relates to the Trayvon Martin case and about talking to black males about healthy behavioral and emotional strategies in dealing with racial stress and oppression.