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You can’t be Neutral:  White Anti-racism Past and Present 

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?

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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