Sept 21, 2020; 6:15pm PST
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Dismantling Institutional Racism
“We Need to Stop Tiptoeing Around Race.” In the midst of a powerful social justice movement, Quita Highsmith, VP and Chief Diversity Officer at Genentech, and Simone Hill, MBA/MA ’14, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategist at Omidyar Network, work to steer their organizations toward a new definition of corporate responsibility and leadership.
Sept 28, 2020; 6:15pm PST
Systemic Racism: Racism without Racists
Dean Lowery discusses the nature of systemic racism and how it manifests itself through technology with Dr. Charlton McIlwain, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU and Author of “Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter.”
Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Author of Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter
Oct 5, 2020; 6:15pm PST
Capitalism: A Fraught History
In a country where policies blocking Black people from obtaining mortgages, land, and capital have created an immense wealth gap between Black and white Americans that persists to this day, inequality is a threat to our democracy, says Mehrsa Baradaran, professor of law and associate dean for equity, diversity and inclusion at University of California, Irvine, and the author of How the Other Half Banks and The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap.
Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at University of California, Irvine. Author of How the Other Half Banks and The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
Oct 12, 2020; 6:15pm PST
Policy: System Design
“The State of the Nation Is Dependent on Getting Equity Right.” As the U.S. gets closer to becoming a nation where the majority of its citizens are people of color, Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder in residence of PolicyLink, is focused on innovating and improving public policy to ensure opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color.
Oct 19, 2020; 6:15pm PST
Housing: The Linchpin of Racial Equity
Dean Lowery discusses the origins of US housing disparities and racial wealth gap with Professor Doug Massey of Princeton School of Public and International Affair and Daniel Lurie, Chief of Policy for the Office of the Mayor at City of Chicago. This session was recorded.
Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at The Princeton School of Public and International Affair
Oct 26, 2020; 6:15pm PST
Politics: Race and Power
“We Don’t Know Each Other Anymore in This Country.” Just a week before a divisive presidential election, Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, and a candidate in the Democratic primaries for the 2020 presidential election, and Jeff Flake, the Republican former U.S. Senator from Arizona and former member of the House of Representatives, shared their insights on the state of the American government as it struggles to maintain its institutions in the face of deep racial inequities.
US Senator (2013-2019) and member of the House of Representatives (2001-2013) from Arizona
Governor of Massachusetts (2007-2015), Democratic candidate in the US 2020 presidential election
Nov 2, 2020; 6:15pm PST
Change: From Protest to…
Dean Lowery talks with Rashad Robinson, President of Color Of Change, about what it would take to eradicate racism in this country.
Nov 9, 2020; 6:15pm PST
Narratives - Part 1: Competing Histories
Dean Lowery talks about the powerful influences that shape the narrative of a nation with Dr. Spencer Crew, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture and Dr. Clayborne Carson, Founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.
Dr. Spencer Crew
Director of the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution
Founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University
Nov 16, 2020; 6:15pm PST
Narratives - Part 2: The Stories We Tell
Dean Lowery talks about race and narrative construction with a woman who holds the power to craft the stories that influence the way we see and understand the world: Dana Canedy, Senior Vice President and Publisher at Simon & Schuster, former Administrator of The Pulitzer Prizes, and New York Times bestselling author.
Senior Vice President and Publisher at Simon & Schuster, former Administrator of The Pulitzer Prizes, New York Times bestselling author.