Brandman University webinars focus on racial equality, social justice

July 28, 2020

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IRVINE, Calif. (July 28, 2020) – The School of Extended Education at Brandman University is hosting several free webinars to help teachers, business professionals, and caregivers serving in behavioral health fields contribute to a more equitable society.

The next webinar in the series, “Racial Healing: How to Become a Mindful Ally,” is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 29. The event will include discussions of such topics as improving one’s ability to talk about matters related to race and racism, systemic racism and how people can improve their abilities to promote better understanding among people of different races at work, as well as within other environments.


Additional webinars scheduled for August and September:

  •            Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to Promote Student Achievement (4 to 5 p.m., Aug. 20)
  •            Addressing Privilege at Work (11 a.m. to noon, Aug. 25)
  •            Addressing Racism as a Provider (11 a.m. to noon, Aug. 27)
  •            The Effects of Racism on Mental Health (11 a.m. to noon, Sept. 24)

A recording of a previously-streamed webinar, “Combating Unconscious Bias: Strategies for Developing Cultural Awareness” is available here.

The School of Extended Education frequently hosts webinars on topics related to career development in the fields of K-12 education, business, behavioral health and data science. The school offers certificate programs and courses in several fields, including business, information technology, psychology and counseling and teaching. The School of Extended Education also coordinates with employers for corporate training services.



Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative programs and support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs designed to be relevant to more than 90 career paths. Brandman serves about 22,000 students, about 14,000 of whom are degree-seeking students, at 25 physical campuses in California and Washington, as well as online. Brandman offers fully-online courses for students anywhere in the United States and for military personnel serving abroad. For additional information, visit the university’s

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