6:00 PM, Tuesday, March 5 in the St. Anne's Dining Hall

Dr. Derrick Gay FlierMany parents and guardians inadvertently prepare children to live in the adult’s childhood world, rather than the 21st-century multicultural global society that children will actually inherit. What knowledge, skills and competencies do today's children require to excel in the current global reality? Research finds that the ability to respect and communicate effectively across difference is a non-negotiable for 21st-century global citizens who will matriculate into an international collegiate experience, a global professional world, and a multicultural social environment. How should parents cultivate cultural competency to enhance their child's success in the 21st century?

Dr. Gay has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post The Huffington Post, El Tiempo Latino and on NPR, The Brian Leher Show, and 60 Minutes. Dr. Gay has also produced two TEDx Talks: "The Double-Edged Sword," which explores the irony that the word diversity often undermines diversity goals; and "Why Elephants Hold the Key to Success in the 21st Century," which explores the nature of racial discourse in the United States.