Critical Mentoring—Because Young People Deserve the Best of Us | Torie Weiston-Serdan | TEDxKGI
This TEDx Talk will be about the importance of considering race, gender, sexuality, etc. when mentoring young people so that we can engage them in more relevant ways. My book Critical Mentoring A Practical Guide will guide the talk, pointing out that we are mentoring in a society that requires we deal with a pretty problematic context. We must shift the paradigm in mentoring from one that fixes young people to one that helps them fix the world. Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan is a scholar-practitioner with over twelve years of teaching and youth programming experience. She is the author of Critical Mentoring: A Practical Guide and does extensive work with community-based organizations in support of their youth advocacy efforts; specializing in training mentors to work with diverse marginalized youth populations. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
"Student of Color Activism: Healing, Resistance, and Resilience"
The college years are often discussed as a critical time for young adults to develop their identity and civic engagement. Students of color in particular have been at the forefront of activism and social movements. Engaging in activism, however, can have critical implications for the mental health and well-being of students of color, given that students are re-living multigenerational trauma, experiencing campus climate trauma, and navigating trauma related to activism. This panel discussion will explore these concepts and provide insights to best support students of color as they participate in resistance, heal, and develop resilience. Panelists: Torie Weiston-Serdan, PhD Executive Director and Founder Youth Mentoring Action Network Roger Fisher, BS Associate Director at the Program on Intergroup Relations University of Michigan Laura Bohórquez, MEd Undocumented Immigrant Educator Consultant and Community Advocate Helen Neville, PhD Professor of Educational Psychology and African American Studies University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Michael Spencer, PhD Presidential Term Professor in Social Work and Director of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander & Oceanic Affairs University of Washington Part of the national conference Young, Gifted, @Risk & Resilient — promoting mental health and well-being among students of color. Co-hosted by The Steve Fund, the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan. October 24, 2019.