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Opening Our Eyes: Equity and Racism
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Opening Our Eyes:

Equity and Racism


Presented by the Peace and Social Justice Committee.






Social Justice and Racism: Resources


(note: This article, originally written in 2017, is continually updated.  It was last updated on September 21, 2020. The author writes, “Out work is to fix what we broke and left broken. The work isn’t done until Black folks tell us it is done.”)

 Michel Martin, weekend host of All Things Considered, spoke with Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America


Heather McGhee is an expert in economic and social policy. The former president of the inequality-focused think tank Demos, she has drafted legislation, testified before Congress and contributed regularly to news shows including NBC's Meet the Press. She chairs the board of Color of Change, the nation's largest online racial justice organization.

ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson’s groundbreaking talk on the history of US anti-Black racism explores the enduring legacy of white supremacy and our collective responsibility to overcome it.  The talk was presented virtually at SCSU’s Martin Luther King Annual Breakfast event on January 18, 2021.  The talk is now a documentary film and although it is not yet ready for public viewing, 6 podcasts telling the narrative are available to the public at no cost.  After arriving at the web site, scroll down for the podcasts.

We live in a call-out culture, says activist and scholar Loretta J. Ross. You're probably familiar with it: the public shaming and blaming, on social media and in real life, of people who may have done wrong and are being held accountable. In this bold, actionable talk, Ross gives us alternative ways to “call people in” with compassion and empathy which allows people to grow.