Collaborating to Confront Racism Past and Present

2:30 - 3:20 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2022
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Institutional racism checkers America’s past as seen by the 19th-century displacement of Indigenous children from their families into Western schools, to the mid-20th century conflicts over civil rights, and to the 21st-century killings of George Floyd and others. Current movements against systemic inequality may be divisive, but the suffering of people under unjust systems of power is nonetheless demanding to be addressed. How can we integrate the perspectives of affected parties to unpack systems of privilege and discrimination in a way that leads to systemic change? How are the dominant historical narratives of our nation implicated in the current moment? What are the opportunities for a more equitable future? How does the relationship between education and indoctrination need to be explored, historically and at present?

Host:  Dr. Jordan Belisle     Q&A Moderator:  Dr. Suzanne Walker-Pacheco


Executive Vice President Tekisha Dwan Everette

Tekisha Dwan Everette

Executive Vice President
Trust for America's Health

Senior Instructor John R. Gram

John R. Gram

Senior Instructor
Missouri State University

Policy & Advocacy Director Sarah Owsley

Sarah Owsley

Policy & Advocacy Director
Empower Missouri

Co-Founder and CEO Brandon N. Smith

Brandon N. Smith

Co-Founder and CEO
The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program