Dr. David Childs
Dr. Childs is an associate professor of Social Studies Education and History. Presented by Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, Dr. Childs will help people understand how the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Eric Garner fit the definition of lynching, an unfortunate phenomenon woven in American history.
"We often see stereotypical depictions of people of color as deviant and violent through the media and popular imagery. This mindset causes fear, and when fear is a factor, irrational decisions occur,” said Dr. Childs. “My lens as both a historian and an African American can help shed a more profound light on these complex issues. This conversation hopes to inspire our community to see others as human when interacting and thwart the violence.”
In addition to the presentation, materials and resources will be available for educators to guide meaningful classroom conversations on racial disparities and social unrest.
For over the past ten years, NKU's Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement has held the Six@Six lecture series to connect community members with faculty and their students' research expertise. The interactive community lectures run through May 2021 and free and available through Zoom or its Facebook page. To learn more information about the Six@Six series and to register, visit its website.
About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit nku.edu.