Date(s) - 03/16/2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join UCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute and Resnick Board for an Open Mind/#WOW program with Judith Warner, New York Times best-selling author of the critically acclaimed new book And Then They Stopped Talking to Me- Making Sense of Middle School. Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor at UCLA in the Department of Information Studies, will join Ms. Warner in a conversation about the effects of bullying, cyberbullying, “ghosting” and “cancel culture” on the mental health and wellbeing of teens.
Through the stories of kids and parents in the middle school trenches, Ms. Warner reveals why these years are so painful, how parents unwittingly make them worse, and what we all need to do to grow up. Part cultural critique and part call to action, with deep insight and compassion, this essential book unpacks one of life’s most formative periods and shows how we can help our children not only survive it but thrive.
Registration is required for this free zoom event. Register HERE