Reckoning with the Past, Rebuilding the Future

  • 2022 Apr 06

    Reckoning with the Truth of Law and Civil Rights

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA -- Registration Required

    On Wednesday, April 6th, join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project in the JFK Jr. Forum for a discussion featuring Janai Nelson, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Institutional Antiracism & Accountability Project, Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, will moderate. The discussion will reflect on Nelson’s tenure at the NAACP LDF and forthcoming role as president and director-...

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  • 2022 Apr 04

    Indigenous, Black and Communities of Color Fighting for Environmental Justice

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA -- Registration Required

    On Monday, April 4th, join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the Ash Center in the JFK Jr. Forum for a discussion about how racial and climate justice intersect. Hear from Karen Diver MPA ‘03, Senior Advisor to the President on Native American Affairs at the University of Minnesota, former Special Assistant on American Indian Affairs during the Obama Administration, former Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairwoman; Shamar Bibbins,...

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  • 2022 Mar 30

    Reckoning with the Soul of a Nation

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    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...

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  • 2022 Mar 23

    Advancing Racial Justice in Philanthropy – Aspiration or Reality?

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    On Wednesday, March 23rd, join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at the Ash Center in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum for a discussion with leaders in the field of philanthropy about how foundations are working to advance racial justice and contend with philanthropy's own colorblindness and white-dominant culture. We will hear from Crystal Hayling, Executive Director of the Libra Foundation, which partners with groups working towards justice and equity; Amoretta Morris, President of Borealis...

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  • 2022 Feb 10

    How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans - and How We Can Fix It

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    On Thursday, February 10, join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at the Ash Center in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum for a discussion about how the American tax system rewards white people while further exploiting and harming Black people’s economic realities. Dorothy Brown, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University, author of “The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans—and How We Can Fix It” will be joined in discussion by moderator Mehrsa Baradaran, author of “The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap,”...

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