Across the US, people are marching in the streets, demanding an end to police brutality and racial inequality. But the issue of racism and violence against people of color runs
Across the US, people are marching in the streets, demanding an end to police brutality and racial inequality. But the issue of racism and violence against people of color runs deep. While we have made progress over the years, this feels like a moment when people all over the country recognize that half-measures are not enough. We face a deep, centuries-in-the-making challenge to undo racism and we need decisive action.
Colorado Humanities plans a series of programs to build understanding and provide opportunities for facilitated conversation about the legacy of race and ethnicity and how we Coloradans might make changes now for a more just future.
The first conversation, ‘How Did We Get Here?’ will be broadcast live online October 21 at 7 p.m. Acclaimed author Adrian Miller will moderate a panel exploring race and ethnicity in Colorado and in the United States from the perspectives of history, economics, criminology, psychology, and faith traditions. Featured panelists are Rachel Harding, Denise Maes, Wendell Pryor, and Anthony Young.
Dr. Rachel Harding is a historian and poet who, as a professor, specializes in religions of the Afro-Atlantic diaspora.
Denise Maes oversees all legislative work that effects civil liberties at the state and local level as the Public Policy Director of the ACLU of Colorado.
Wendell Pryor is the Executive Director of Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation.
Dr. Anthony Young is the President of Denver-Rocky Mountain Association of Black Psychologists.
Thanks to our growing list of community partners, including NAACP Aurora Colorado and History Colorado, and our sponsor, The Durango Herald, this series is free and will be broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook.
To learn more, visit https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/changing-the-legacy-of-race-ethnicity/
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm