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Reckoning with the Soul of a Nation

March 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

On Wednesday, March 30th,  join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at the Ash Center in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum for a discussion with Eddie S. Glaude Jr., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Princeton University. Glaude is an award-winning author, MSNBC commentator, and leading public intellectual who examines the complex dynamics of race and racism in the American experience. His books include “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul,” “In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America,” and his most recent, the New York Times bestseller, “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for our Own.” Amber Payne, Co-Editor in Chief of the Emancipator, the Boston Globe, will moderate.

About the Series

This forum is a part of the Reckoning with the Past, Rebuilding the Future speaker series co-hosted by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at the Ash Center and the Institute of Politics (IOP). Featuring prominent scholars, advocates, and leaders in the field, this series critically examines the past year of promises of institutional antiracist change and how more truthful teaching of American history can lead to social transformation. Join us to answer the questions: What has been done? What is the real impact? What work should we be doing? How do we, as individuals, institutions, and policymakers leverage new awareness and commitments around racial equity in order to dismantle structural racism in the United States?

You can find more upcoming events in the series online here.

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