Dr. Henfield presented at the R.A.C.E Mentoring Conference at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He presented on the topic of grantwriting, as well as balancing parenting and life as a scholar in the academy. He also received a special recognition award from the R.A.C.E. Mentoring Advisory Board. Started in 2013, R.A.C.E. (Research, Advocacy, Collaboration, Empowerment) Mentoring is an initiative and program co-founded by Drs. Donna Y. Ford,Michelle Trotman Scott and Malik S. Henfield. The goal of this virtual group is to provide mentoring to faculty and doctoral/graduate students of color, increase the representation of faculty of color on campuses and within the tenure pool, and to promote collaboration among academics in all educational settings (P-12, higher education) and at all types of colleges and universities (e.g., HBCU and PWI, private and public, online). This was the group's first annual conference.
Dr. Henfield will be co-presenting at the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES) biennial conference with Ms. Sheryl Davis, Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. The session is entitled, Community Trauma and Police Interactions: Youth Facilitated Discussions to Support Dialogue, and will focus on a community partnership program in San Francisco. There were four primary aims of the program. The first was to provide additional learning opportunities for youth during the summer. Second, to provide a training opportunity for youth that would provide them with skills needed in the 21st century workforce. An additional aim was to build bridges between communities and law enforcement that could support violence prevention efforts and work towards improving community and police relationships. A final aim was to recruit and encourage young underrepresented and disconnected youth to pursue careers in law enforcement and public safety. The presentation will be on Saturday, October 7 in Chicago, IL.