Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America (The Episcopal Church)


Source: The Episcopal Church

Ray Suarez, host of ‘Inside Story’ on Al Jazeera America, moderates the event, and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivers the keynote address.

The first panel discussion, “Racism in America Today: Why Does It Persist?” features:

The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina

Ms. Myrlie Evers-Williams, journalist and widow of slain civil-rights leader Medgar Evers

The Hon. William F. Winter, former governor of Mississippi and founder of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

Panelists on the second topic, “Racism in America’s Future: Where Is There Hope for Change?” include:

The Hon. Byron Rushing, Massachusetts state representative, civil-rights leader, and vice president of The Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies

Dr. Randy Testa, author, Vice President of Education at Walden Media, LLC

Dr. Erma J. Vizenor, chairwoman of White Earth Band of Ojibwe, educator, and community organizer

Tim Wise, educator and author of Colorblind (City Lights, 2010), White Like Me (Soft Skull Press, 2008), and Affirmative Action (Routeledge, 2005)

On November 16, faith leaders and educators gathered at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral to discuss and create curriculum and tools on the topics raised in the forum. Resources such as bibliography, on-demand video, materials for community and individual review, discussion questions, and lesson plans will be available.

Learn more about these webinars from The Episcopal Church (Please note the first video shown is a trailer for this event.  Other webinar videos can be found by hovering your mouse over the word PLAYLIST on the right hand side of the video). 

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