The Path to Racial Equity: How Did We Get Here?
Thursday, January 21, 2021 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM) (CST)
Despite America’s most sacred ideal of egalitarianism, racial inequality has been a fact of American life throughout our history. Despite historic civil rights advancements, systemic inequity continues to be ingrained in our society—including in our own communities—holding us back from our promise.
How can we all make a difference? The Path to Racial Equity, a series of six virtual programs, will draw on experts who will examine the issues surrounding racial inequity in Austin and offer simple, practical steps each of us can take to be part of the solution.
Thursday, January 21: HOW DID WE GET HERE?
What is the historical context for the issues of race our country currently faces? What is at the root of the racial injustice that contradicts our nation’s ideals & continues to hold us back from our promise?
Guest: Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of Public Affairs and Founder of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Moderator: Leslie Wingo, President & CEO of Sanders\Wingo
Following the Thursday virtual conversations, the Central Texas Collective for Racial Equity will host “Path to Equity: The Aftershow” every Tuesday on Facebook Live. Central Texas regional thought-leaders will share their personal reactions, insights and perspectives to each episode in the Path to Equity series in a small roundtable conversation followed by a live Q&A. More information to come.
You can register for the The Aftershow here.
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