White People Talking About Racism

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In 2020, we witnessed a Black Lives Matter movement that has been arguably more inclusive and cross-cultural than any movement prior. As more white people show up in the streets supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the fight for social justice and racial equality, their presence has been met with a mixture of both acceptance and skepticism. For some, this is a shift from a long tradition of whites being silently complicit in racist ideas and practices upon BIPOC communities and bodies. For others, the genuineness of the solidarity we witnessed from white activists is questioned.

Join us as we invite our white colleagues to the table to unpack these thoughts amongst themselves and discuss the challenges, opportunities, and what’s next in engaging one another in anti-racist work. This virtual conversation is open to all and participation is intended to be diverse.  Registration for the event is required. 

Panelists include:

  • Emily Wykle (moderator), UAB  
  • Nicky Bennett, UAB 
  • Dr. Christy Lemak, UAB  
  • Rev. Julie Conrady, Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham 
  • JW Carpenter, Birmingham Education Foundation 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 4:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Diversity & Inclusion

Target Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Black History Month, civil discourse




Free (registration required)

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