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Abstract

The authors, a family, reflect on their experiences living, volunteering, and going to school in South Africa for six months. They sought to live in a society in which white people were not the majority and to experience the transformation of the new South Africa, not as tourists, but as participants.

Author Biography

Virginia Casper has been a member of the Graduate School faculty at Bank Street College for the past fifteen years. She previously directed the Infant and Parent Development and Early Intervention Program, and in September 2002, assumed the position of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Virginia is a developmental psychologist and teacher /educator. Her work focuses on early care and education, as well as issues of equity. She is the co-author of Gay Parents/Straight Schools: Building Communication and Trust.

Donna Futterman is a professor of clinical pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program (AAP) of Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York. The AAP was the first program in the nation to offer comprehensive care to youth with, and at risk for, HIV infection, and continues to provide leadership, combining care, research, outreach, and training. Donna has published widely on the care of these youths, and is the co-author of Lesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling.

Evan Casper-Futterman is a senior at Fieldston High School in the Bronx, New York. His current passions are history, international relations, and ultimate frisbee.

 

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