Wednesday, October 7 :: 12:00PM EDT
This special 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?
- 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