Participants in Putting Racism on the Table: Expanding the Table for Racial Equity are invited to a kickoff conversation and reception at Ben's Chili Bowl and Ben's Next Door.
Expanding the Table (2018 series)
Putting Racism on the Table: Expanding the Table for Racial Equity will kick off with a facilitated exercise to begin to build a community ready to learn together.
The racial disparities in society today are perpetuated by structures and systems that benefit some and disadvantage others. Dr. Kendi will explore the deep historical roots of these structures and their current realities.
Dr. Devine and Dr. Cox, two scientific leaders in the study of stereotyping and implicit biases, developed and empirically tested this training designed to break the “prejudice habit.”
Across the country, state and local governments are beginning to take the lead on addressing racial inequity. What are examples of how this has happened? What is the role of community leaders in shaping these conversations?
In the Greater Washington region, a conversation about racism and racial equity must cross geographic jurisdictions and racial and ethnic lines. Is the Greater Washington region ready to hold a summit on racial equity?
Over the course of 3.5 days, we will visit major museums, houses of worship that played significant roles in the activism of the 1960s, and sites of key protests. We will meet individuals who were leaders on the ground in the 1960s and those who are pushing for change today.