Impact Talk with Adrianne Fletcher: "Sticks and Stones Might Break My Bones – How Words Can Be Used to Empower or Marginalize"

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar 2022-08-13 05:49:12 2022-08-13 05:49:12 Impact Talk with Adrianne Fletcher: "Sticks and Stones Might Break My Bones – How Words Can Be Used to Empower or Marginalize" Event Description Come learn how careers in social work are making a difference in society! You're invited to join the Mandel School for four Impact Talks, excellent opportunities for students to be inspired by our faculty and their specializations. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees, and door prizes will be raffled off at each Talk to those attending online and in-person: • Two (2) 10-inch Android Tablets • Four (4) Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds The event will be held via livestream and will be recorded for viewing on the Mandel School's YouTube channel. Current Mandel School students can receive 1 PD hour for each Impact Talk they attend. Adrianne Fletcher, assistant professor and assistant dean of diversity and inclusion, will present "We Can Do Better: Moving Toward an Inclusive Linguistic Repertoire." Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names carry power. In fact every word that the tongue forms or is communicated via text or sign carries the potential for life or death, for growth or stunting, for success or defeat. So what of African American Vernacular English/African American English (AAVE/AAE) or Black Language (BL) juxtaposed to standard English (SE) or mainstream English (ME) in our academic institutions? This ain’t gon' be a easy consideration, but I think we up for it! Mandel School | Noble Commons 11235 Bellflower Road Cleveland, OH 44106 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences America/New_York public

Event Format: Hybrid

1 hour of PD credit has been approved

Event Description

Come learn how careers in social work are making a difference in society!

You're invited to join the Mandel School for four Impact Talks, excellent opportunities for students to be inspired by our faculty and their specializations.

Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees, and door prizes will be raffled off at each Talk to those attending online and in-person:
• Two (2) 10-inch Android Tablets
• Four (4) Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

The event will be held via livestream and will be recorded for viewing on the Mandel School's YouTube channel.

Current Mandel School students can receive 1 PD hour for each Impact Talk they attend.

Adrianne Fletcher, assistant professor and assistant dean of diversity and inclusion, will present "We Can Do Better: Moving Toward an Inclusive Linguistic Repertoire."

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names carry power. In fact every word that the tongue forms or is communicated via text or sign carries the potential for life or death, for growth or stunting, for success or defeat. So what of African American Vernacular English/African American English (AAVE/AAE) or Black Language (BL) juxtaposed to standard English (SE) or mainstream English (ME) in our academic institutions? This ain’t gon' be a easy consideration, but I think we up for it!

Event Location

Mandel School | Noble Commons

11235 Bellflower Road

Cleveland, OH 44106

Adrianne Fletcher headshot