College of Education and Social Service webinar examines race-fighting fatigue – community


Published on October 8, 2021 |
through university communications

On Thursday, October 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the University community is invited to attend a webinar on Racial Battles Fatigue. Called Racial fatigue in combat: is there relief in sight ?, The webinar is part of the Social Justice Initiative series presented by the College of Education and Social Services.

Hosted by Dr. Michelle Boone-Thornton, Associate President and Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Human Services, and Dr. Georgina Rivera-Singletary, Associate Graduate Professor of Education in Outstanding Student Teaching, the webinar sets out the racial battle fatigue and explains how it can be alleviated. Guest panelists provide their perspective on unification, education and advocacy as they struggle to alleviate the trauma and stressors brought on by this phenomenon.

The panel will discuss why the fight against racial fatigue spans decades and how the relentless exhaustion of coping continues to impact the mental, emotional, behavioral and physical health of people of color. Through personal and professional experiences, the five-member panel shares different challenges and perspectives working with diverse populations in racially-motivated environments, including schools and communities across the United States.

The webinar Racial fatigue in combat: is there relief in sight? will take place on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To register for the webinar, visit:

Key words: 10-11-2021, College of Education and Social Services, Faculty, Public Events, Saint Leo WorldWide, Staff, Students, University Campus

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