Creating Inclusive and Equitable Communities

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Date(s) - September 23, 2022
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Creating Inclusive and Equitable Communities – A Call to Action: Understanding the origins and impact of bigotry in the U.S. today and what we can do about it

Despite major advances following the Civil Rights movement, including educational and professional advances, racism and bigotry towards non-Whites continues today. Join us as we examine the roots and interconnectedness of various forms of bigotry, including Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia, that are directed against Muslim Americans, Jewish Americans, Indigenous Peoples, African Americans, Latinx Americans, and Asian Americans. Panelists will address the history and impact of knowledge creation under colonialism and slavery, xenophobia, and internalized bigotry. Working from the well-established social science principle that face-to-face education and engagement are the most effective ways to dispel prejudice, the panelists will participate in a group discussion with the audience and conclude with calls to action to counter prejudice and hate while building an inclusive society based on mutual understanding and solidarity.

Throughout the event the panelists will entertain questions and have a discussion with the audience.


African American: Sheila Dawkins
Indigenous Person: Shannon Rivers (bio)
Asian American: Grace Chan McKibben (bio)
Jewish American: Rabbi Melanie Aron (bio)
Muslim American: Maha Elgenaidi (bio)

Facilitator: Zachary Markwith (bio)