Dr. Alvin Poussaint, psychiatrist, author, and advocate, will speak at Claremont McKenna College on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6:45 p.m. in a free public lecture on work and family issues, held at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 East Eighth Street.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Poussaint helped gain new ground in television when his passionate advocacy for more positive black images in American culture came to the attention of The Cosby Show creators and he was chosen as script consultant. He advises on issues including the media's impact on children and society; challenges of multiculturalism; the impact of racism and prejudice; and health care and cultural competence. He has advised the U.S. Department of State and FBI on racial issues, and is the author of Raising Black Children and his latest work, Lay My Burden Down.
Poussaint's visit, in commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is sponsored by the Athenaeum and CMC's Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children. Seating is available on a first-come basis.