Then. Now. When. An Educational Experience For Leaders Closing the Racial Equity Gap
January 22 @ 11:00 am - March 31 @ 1:00 pm
One event on January 20, 2021 at 8:00 am
Transform your leadership practice to one that embraces racial equity as you seek to understand your role in creating a different future. The Then. Now. When. Educational Experience will give leaders a foundation in history, an understanding of local issues, encourage brave conversations, and result in meaningful action.
Here’s how we’ll do it:
Then. We will use The New York Times’ 1619 Project and other resources to provide a look at our history through the critical lens of chattel slavery – the practice of enslaving people to be bought and sold. Lean into your discomfort to gain an understanding of how this practice created systems of oppression.
Now. Experts from Iowa and across the country will provide perspective on the beliefs and systems of oppression that continue to exist in Greater Des Moines today. Prepare for the picture of our community’s issues to become clearer.
When. You will be challenged to identify how you can use your personal and professional influence to intentionally help our community close the racial equity gap. Make a commitment to turning when into our new now.
The 1619 Project was created by Iowa-native and New York Times journalist, Nikole Hannah-Jones. The Then. Now. When. Educational Experience will culminate on April 8th when Hannah-Jones will speak in a virtual presentation to the community.