From Ferguson to Baltimore to Charleston, the events of the past year have left many of us wondering: how—in 2015—has this happened? With over fifty years between the civil rights movement and the present day, how are we still so behind when it comes to racial equality?
Join us as we invite renowned author Ellis Cose to address these questions head on and discuss ongoing racial inequality in America. At a time when our country seems so far from the finish line, what steps can we take to bring about progress?
Ellis Cose is a renowned speaker on civil rights, a columnist for Newsweek Magazine, and former editorial page editor of the New York Daily News. Cose’s most recent non-fiction book, The End of Anger, is a meditation on race, class, and generational change, which incorporates research from his ground-breaking study on Harvard MBAs. Cose has appeared on The Today Show, Nightline, Dateline, ABC Evening News, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, CNN’s Talk Back Live, and a variety of other nationally televised and local programs.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Light refreshments will be served following the event, and the public will be invited to stay for break-out groups that will discuss the afternoon’s conversation.
This is the first event in a three-part series that seeks to build bridges of understanding between people of diverse experiences. St. Luke’s invites you to join us as we take on issues that are important to the community and create a safe space where diverse perspectives can be shared.