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DSS: Beyond These Walls-Research Presentation
Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beyond These Walls: A Diversity and Student Success signature event featuring graduate scholars creating knowledge that will impact
Carolina and BEYOND
NOVEMBER 15TH at 1:00PM
Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room
There will be a short reception afterwards to meet the scholars
Featuring Danielle R. Gartner, Ph.D. Candidate in Epidemiology, Rachel Wilbur, Ph.D. Student in Anthropology, and Meredith L. McCoy, Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies, who are doing great, interdisciplinary work in Indian Country building on their doctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This presentation will include the findings of a recent report completed for a national non-profit
organization. The presentation will demonstrate the complexity of boarding school legacies through
the review of the biomedical, social sciences, and humanities literature and will include topics like
intergenerational resilience and trauma, the rise of coalitions of former boarding school students as
political advocates, and contemporary educational outcomes for Native youth. Such information is
important not only for the ways in which it can inform health and education interventions, but more
directly through its ability to empower communities and redirect feelings of blame and hopelessness
away from individuals while providing channels for evidence-based action. It is our intention that
the summary of research presented help guide advocacy efforts in boarding school truth-telling and
healing efforts as well as help direct future research on boarding schools’ contemporary effects on
Native youth, families, and nations.