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“Dismantling Racism: Why Now is a Moment for Change” (StraightTalk 2021 Part Three of Three)

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

September 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
McAlister Auditorium and Zoom Webinar

“Structural Racism: It’s Real, It Matters, and Why Change Can Happen Now” is a three-part StraightTalk series presented by the Riley Institute and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in partnership with South Carolina ETV.

Join us on August 31, September 7, and September 14 as we explore the continued impact of structural racism—the broad system of policies, practices, structures, and norms that perpetuate and reinforce racial inequities—in the United States and what we can do as a community and a country to create a more just society.

On September 14, Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of PolicyLink, will speak on the opportunity to effect lasting change through public policy that benefits us all. John Simpkins, president of MDC, and Russell Booker, executive director of the Spartanburg Academic Movement, will join her for a conversation about how, in this pivotal moment, pandemic-driven federal investment can help to address structural issues and transform communities. Gavin Jackson, host of South Carolina ETV’s This Week in South Carolina, will moderate.

To learn more about the series and register, visit

Ticket information

General public (virtual only): $10 per session | $25 entire series

Furman students (in-person only): No registration required. CLP pending.

Furman faculty and staff may choose in-person or virtual attendance. No registration required for in-person attendance. Email for virtual registration information.

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September 14
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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