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On November 15 from 11 am-1 pm, CDSP and the Diocese of California will host at CDSP a live webcast of a 90 minute forum on the state of racism in America. The event, which will originate at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi, is sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi. PBS commentator Ray Suarez will moderate the event, which will include a keynote by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori (CDSP MDiv '94, DD '01) and two panel discussions. Learn more.
The first panel, titled Racism in America today - why does it persist?, will include:
The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
Ms. Myrlie Evers-Williams, civil rights activist and journalist and widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers
The Honorable William F. Winter, former governor of Mississippi and founder of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
The second panel, titled Racism in America's Future - where is there hope for change?, will include:
The Hon. Byron Rushing, Massachusetts State Representative, civil rights leader and vice president of the Episcopal Church 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 White Like Me, Colorblind and Affirmative Action.
After the webcast, participants are invited to stay for lunch and a discussion. To learn more, please talk with Dianne Smith, director of enrollment services at 510-204-0715 or via email.