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Brian Saltsman, director of student diversity and inclusion to present Bergren Forum

Alfred University | 11/08/19

Brian Saltsman, director of student diversity and inclusion at Alfred University, will give a presentation titled “The Color of Caring” at the Nov. 14 Bergren Forum at Alfred University.


ALFRED, NY — Brian Saltsman, director of student diversity and inclusion at Alfred University, will give a presentation titled “The Color of Caring” at the Nov. 14 Bergren Forum at Alfred University.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, is held at 12:10 p.m. each Thursday the University is in session in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. It is open to the public and free of charge. Attendees may bring their lunches; coffee and tea are provided.

Saltsman will present an examination of the major controversies and issues surrounding trans-racial adoption of black children by white American families with a focus on racial socialization and current American legal policy. Topics including the impact of the Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 and research on parental socialization practices and outcomes will be addressed.