Book Talk - The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together


Monday, March 29, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Virtual event, registration required

Join the Ash Center; Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic; Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Harvard University; and Black Student Union at Harvard Kennedy School for a conversation with Heather McGhee, a leading voice in the national conversation on systemic racism and its consequences, and the author of the recently released book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. The book is a personal journey and a powerful examination of the debilitating economic and social consequences of racism, for everyone. Prior to writing The Sum of Us Heather served as President of Demos, a leading progressive policy and movement-building center. Sherri Ann Charleston, Harvard Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, will moderate. LaChaun Banks, Ash Center Director for Equity and Inclusion, will facilitate audience Q+A. 

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Virtual Event Details 

Registration is required for this event. Please register using the link above to receive details via email for how to join the virtual discussion. 

You can submit questions to the panelists in advance during the registration process. A live Q&A will also be available during the event with an option to submit questions in real-time. 

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