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    StraightTalk 2021 | Dismantling Racism: Why Now is a Moment for Change | Part Three of Three

    September 14, 2021@6:30 pm-8:00 pm


    Racism and racial injustice are often in headlines and spur frequent protests. With heightened attention to these complex issues and the promise of federal investment in communities as they recover from losses due to COVID-19, now is a pivotal moment. How might these funds and other measures be employed to counteract the exacerbation of racial inequities during the pandemic? What can local leaders do to build up communities and drive equitable outcomes? What is our hope in this moment?

    Angela Glover Blackwell, founder in residence at PolicyLink

    John Simpkins, president of MDC

    Russell Booker, Ph.D., executive director of the Spartanburg Academic Movement

    Gavin Jackson, Host of South Carolina ETV’s This Week in South Carolina

    Presented by the Riley Institute and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in partnership with South Carolina ETV

    *Due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in the Upstate, the general public should access the event via Zoom webinar.


    September 14, 2021
    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
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