On this episode of Just Conversations, Dean Douglas speaks with Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute. Dean Douglas and Dr. Rothstein will discuss his book, The Color of Law, which outlines America's history of intentional, state-sanctioned segregation that produced unfair housing practices, the racial wealth gap, and continued discrimination against people of color in our nation.
On this episode of Just Conversations, Dean Douglas speaks with Justin J. Pearson, co-founder of Memphis Community Against the Pipeline. In this conversation, Dean Douglas and Pearson will explore housing segregation laws and how they have contributed to environmental racism and disproportionate health outcomes for people of color.
On this episode of Just Conversations With Kelly Brown Douglas Dean Douglas speaks with Dr. Brittney Cooper, Associate Professor at Rutgers University and co-editor of The Crunk Feminist Collection. They discussed the current cultural conditions in America during the age of COVID-19, confronting the system of White Supremacy in schools and church, and the role and potential impact the faith community has in this confrontation.
On Wednesday, February 24, EDS at Union hosted a virtual panel discussion that focuses on Isabel Wilkerson’s New York Times-bestseller Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Our panelists will discuss the history and themes explored by the book, and what Ms. Wilkerson describes as America’s hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings that goes beyond race, class, or other factors.
Joining Dean Kelly Brown Douglas on the panel will be Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology and director of the African American Studies Program at Colby College, and The Rev. Dr. Joshua Samuel, Visiting Lecturer for Theology, Global Christianity, and Mission at Union Theological Seminary and the author of Untouchable Bodies, Resistance, and Liberation on a theology of liberation among Hindu and Christian Dalits.
The conversation was moderated by Hope Wabuke, a poet, writer and assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Wabuke was asked by NPR Books to review Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.
On Thursday, January 28 at 4:30 pm, Dean Douglas spoke with Sheena Wright, President and CEO of the United Way of New York City. They discussed The United Way's work to create long-term solutions that break the cycle of poverty and keep people on the path of self-sufficiency for generations to come. They also talked about Choose Healthy Life (https://www.choosehealthylife.org/), an initiative of Black church ministers who are working to raise awareness and educate the Black community on Covid-19 and other health disparities