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THURS. FEB. 24, 2022  |  4PM
BANKOLE THOMPSON
RACE AND DEMOCRACY IN THE ERA OF BLACK LIVES MATTER:
Why Major Institutions Must Address the Fierce Urgency of Racial Justice
Presented in partnership with the NAACP Providence Branch in honor of Black History Month, this lecture explores the responsibilities major institutions have in addressing pressing racial inequalities on their campuses and in the wider world. The event will feature welcoming remarks by Brown University President Christina H. Paxson and a keynote speech by award-winning journalist Bankole Thompson, followed by a discussion with CSREA Director Tricia Rose.  
 
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FEATURED SPEAKER

Bankole Thompson is the Editor-in-Chief and Dean of The PuLSE Institute, a national anti-poverty think tank headquartered in Detroit, the nation’s largest African American city.

He is an opinion columnist at The Detroit News, where he writes a  column on presidential politics, culture, diversity, leadership, equity, and socioeconomics.

Among those who have praised his work include civil rights leaders Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., president and founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, who awarded him the Let Freedom Ring Journalism Award on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.

WELCOME

CHRISTINA H. PAXSON
President,
Brown University
INTRODUCTION

JIM VINCENT
President,
NAACP Providence
Q&A MODERATOR

TRICIA ROSE
Director,
CSREA
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