Join us for the fourth conversation in our series of virtual discussions that bring together our country’s greatest thinkers, activists, and leaders on race and equity. We’re breaking up these discussions to do deep yet digestible dives into our past, starting with “truth” and our history.
We will explore how to leverage this moment in history to make lasting change.
The Truth Series: How We Got Here
Thursday, July 30, 2020
2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT
This conversation will provide a historical look at the many institutions that have actively created systems that disenfranchise African Americans and denied them the ability to build generational wealth. Exploring the conscious efforts to slow economic growth in African American communities, the panelists will examine the lasting impacts of incidents like the Tulsa Race Massacre, Seneca Village, and the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898—all of which displaced and destroyed thriving Black communities.
Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder in Residence, PolicyLink
Andre M. Perry, Author, Know Your Price and Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings Institution
Danyelle Solomon, Vice President, Race and Ethnicity Policy Center for American Progress
Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer, Partnership for Southern Equity
The focus of the series is truth, action, and reconciliation—ultimately, putting forward a vision for essential systemic reforms to shape long-term change, with the value of racial and economic equity at its core.
Register for the fourth conversation in the series here.
For more information and to view previous conversations in The Truth Series, visit unumfund.org/conversations.