The Social Equity series kicks off with a panel discussion of Ibram X. Kendi’s 2019, How To Be An Antiracist that will foreground the series for the Spring semester. This first event will establish as Kendi mentions, “The consistent function of racist ideas and any kind of bigotry more broadly: to manipulate us into seeing people as the problem, instead of the policies that ensnare them.” In a panel consisting of School of Public Affairs faculty, we will have a discussion on what it means to be anti-racist and how anti-racism is necessary for policy discussions. Following the panel, participants will be invited to participate in breakout rooms for further discussion.
Panelist to be announced.
This webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.
About the Social Equity Series
This multi-event series focuses on social equity and social justice. The series will feature discussions surrounding anti-racist actions, systematic changes, environmental equity, and racism in child welfare. Acknowledging that social change must include policy changes will be a central theme spanning all three events. Sustained change must be backed by policy. Sessions will feature CU Denver scholars as well as practitioners working in relevant spaces.