Chicago artist/activist H.L. Anderson is hosting "Spare the Rod: Do Black Lives Really Matter?," a two-part event that uses found materials to evoke memory, dialogue and provide resources for communities to consider alternative methods for discipline.
Anderson has stated, "We invite pro-spankers, non-spankers, and everyone in conversation without shaming or judgements" to the following events:
Friday, June 15, Opening Reception: "Spare the Rod: Do Black Lives Matter?" exhibition, H.L. Anderson Arts & Culture Studio, 9451 S. Bishop, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, June 16, Entertainment & Panel Discussion with Asadah Kirkland, parenting strategist and author of Beating Black Kids, Shoshanah Yehudah, LCPC, and activist Noel Green, moderated by Octavia N. Tyson, LCPC, Carter G. Woodson Library, 9525 S. Halsted, 1-3 p.m., curated by H.L. Anderson, M.S., CQA by H.L. Anderson.
The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan published the journal article, "Spanking and child outcomes: Old controversies and new meta-analyses" in the Journal of Family Psychology. This study looked at 50 years of research involving over 160,000 children that provided an analysis of outcomes associated with spanking stated: "The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties."
See www.eventbrite.com/e/spare-the-rod-do-black-lives-really-matter-panel-discussion-tickets-44712297686 .