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Toward Antiracism: Understanding Anti-Black Racism and Healing Racial Trauma

November 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join Dean David Richardson and three distinguished College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty members who will share their views on research, teaching, and service in a time of a broad national conversation on matters of race.

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  • A Plan for Preventing Racial Trauma Dr. Della Mosley: Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • African American Studies:  A Discipline Designed to Deconstruct Racism and Construct Social Justice Dr. David Canton: Director, African American Studies
  • Dismantling Racism on Campus and Beyond Dr. Lance Gravlee: Associate Professor, Anthropology


Dr. Della V. Mosely is an Assistant Professor in the American Psychological Association (APA) accredited Counseling Psychology Program in the Psychology Department at UF. She created and leads the Wellness, Equity, Love, Liberation, and Sexuality (WELLS) Healing and Research Collective. She is the cofounder of Academics for Black Survival and Wellness. Dr. Della is a Black queer feminist, scholar, activist, and healer committed to liberation. Her research focuses on facilitating the wellness of Black and/or queer and transgender People of Color (QTPOC) and is undergirded by Black feminist-womanist-paradigms and liberating methods of inquiry. She uses practical, evidence-based, and culturally mindful approaches to fight oppression and facilitate healing and liberation of Black and QTPOC folx. She has published in top-tier journals, has been invited to speak nationally, and is engaged in radical social justice advocacy work. Dr. Della is an APA Minority Fellow, co-authors the Psychology Today blog, “Healing through Social Justice” with the Psychology of Radical Healing Collective, and recently served as the Presidential Task Force Co-Chair for the American Psychological Association Society of Counseling Psychology.


Dr. David A. Canton is the Director of African American Studies Program and Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida. He graduated with a B.A. in History from Morehouse College, received his M.A. in Black Studies from The Ohio State University and PhD in history from Temple University. He joins UF after teaching at Connecticut College from 2003-2020.During his tenure at Connecticut College, he served as Director of Africana Studies, Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion, Chair of the History Department, Director of the Center of the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and Co-Director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.


Dr. Lance Gravlee is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at UF. His research focuses on the health effects of systemic racism, drawing on methods and theory from the social and biological sciences. Dr. Gravlee is former editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly and co-founder (with Ms. M. Miaisha Mitchell) of the Health Equity Alliance of Tallahassee (HEAT), a community-academic partnership grounded in principles of community-based participatory research. His work has appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals in anthropology, medicine, and public health.


November 17, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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