Forest Students to Present at NAACP Conference
Through the continued relationship the Murney Cliinc has
with the local NAACP, Forest graduate students will be delivering a wildly
popular workshop at the Ninth Annual NAACP Youth Empowerment Conference on
Friday, October 21, 2011 at Missouri State University in the Plaster Student Union.
In partnership with the Springfield Public School System
and Missouri State University, the Springfield NAACP organizes an annual one day
conference in which upwards of 250 African American youth who are performing at
a minimal standard at their respective schools attend.
Originally presented by Forest alumni Dr's. Anna Crosby
and Rhameka Shelley, the Murney clinic is honored to again be presenting at the
conference. Delivered in an upbeat, engaging and positive format the workshop
titled, "A Survivor’s Guide to Growing Up as a Minority in Da Field” teaches
young African American youth skills to cope with peer pressure, promote a
positive self esteem, and personal identity.
Presenters this year are: Gaston
Rougeaux-Burnes, Antoni Hanigan, and Stacy Ogbeide, with additional assistance
from Amber Jennings, Hannah Harris, and Dr. Rhameka Shelley.