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From Fear to Focus: Race in America and the Urgency of Now

  • NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepeneurship 40 Washington Square South New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

Presented by: The NYU Reynolds Program, NYU Steinhardt, Focus for Health and BMe Community

Join us for this candid conversation, moderated by The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, as we discuss the construct of race in America with Van Jones (President & Co-Founder of Dream Corps), Trabian Shorters (Founder & Ceo of BME Community), Aunjanue Ellis (Co-Founder of Take It Down America); and Anurag Gupta (Founder & CEO, Be More America). 

"The construct of race continues to have a defining impact on the idea of America. From her heritage of slavery and the genocide of her native peoples, through the slow and hopefully continuing arc that bends towards greater justice, America has yet to honestly come to terms with herself. The recent attention on longstanding biases in policing and the new administration's oppressive worldview beg Dr. King's warning, "We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now." Join us for a candid conversation from some of the most cutting edge thinkers working tirelessly to help build a stronger and more truly United States of America."