I am Psyched! Museum Day Live

The American Psychological Association (APA) is inviting Native American girls between 12 to 18 years old, to join them at American Psychological Association Headquarters on Saturday, March 12th, from 1pm to 6pm, for I am Psyched! Museum Day Live. Participants will be part of the audience during a live-streamed interactive panel discussion of eminent women psychologists.

#IamPsyched! Museum Day Live! is a project of The American Psychological Association Women’s Programs Office, the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at the University of Akron, and Psychology’s Feminist Voices Oral History and Digital Archive, in partnership with the Council on Women and Girls at the White House and the Smithsonian Affiliations program.

I am Psyched! will use the history of psychology to encourage girls of color, including young Native women, to:

1)      Explore careers in the social and behavioral sciences,

2)      Engage in the museum experience,

3)      Inspire and educate girls of color on how psychology is/can be used to influence and improve their daily lives, and

4)      Use psychology to engage in positive social change.

One of the components that make this event so special is the opportunity for girls of color to meet and talk with women of color psychologists and for women of color psychologists to meet and talk with girls of color to share the ways psychology can be used to make positive social change.

The girls will hear brief remarks from the panel psychologists about their work and how/why they chose to become psychologists and, with the help of our Oprah Winfrey-esque, Dr. Ramani Durvasula, we will open the floor so that the girls (and a few parents) in the audience can ask questions.

Event: I am Psyched! Museum Day Live

Date: Saturday, March 12

Time: 1pm – 6pm EST

Location: 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 (American Psychological Association)

Admission Fee: FREE


2 thoughts on “I am Psyched! Museum Day Live

  1. Hello I am a Chippewa Cree enrolled member of the Rocky Boy Nation in Montana. I am the First American Indian Teen to be crowned Miss America Outstanding teen of Central Valley California. I attend St. Francis High School in Sacramento, CA and have made the honor for the past year with a 3.8 grade average. I am a amazing speaker and I do ballet for my talent. I would love to be given the opportunity to be interviewed how the experience of being a title has influenced my life. Thank you, Reesa Eliza Artz

    1. Hi Reesa!

      We just reached out via email and are excited to discuss this more. Thanks for contacting us and we look forward to talking with you soon!

      Center for Native American Youth

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