You Can't Be Neutral: White Anti-Racism Past & Present

When Oct 07, 2020
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where online
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This special online program is in partnership with the University of Louisville, Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI), Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice, & The Carl Braden Memorial Center. From the abolitionists to the Civil Rights Movement to so-called “color-blindness" to today's uprisings, a few whites have always joined Black and brown people in the struggle for racial justice. Too few, often marginalized or drowned out by white supremacist voices, white anti-racists are increasing in number in 2020. Through this timely and important discussion, our panelists will explore: What does it mean to choose sides in the battle for racial equity historically and today? What kind of culture and values will help white anti-racist spaces and numbers grow? And how is liberation for all of us tied to Black Liberation? Panelists include:

  • Carla Wallace: ABI Community Council Co-chair, LSURJ Co-founder, and Fairness Campaign Co-founder
  • Shameka Parrish-Wright: ABI Community Council co-chair and Director of Bail Project Louisville
  • Hannah White: University of Louisville Senior History and Spanish major whose research focuses on southern anti-racist organizing of the 1970s
  • Dr. Cate Fosl: ABI Director and Historian, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Author of 'Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South'

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