Thursday, April 4
2:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Zoom registration


Strategies and programs were developed. Task forces and committees were created. What are the outcomes of these efforts so far? 

Catalytic moments such as the COVID pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and the racial justice movements highlight the need to address systems of oppression that continue to disadvantage and harm communities of color. Organizations across sectors made commitments to adopt anti-racist strategies and dismantle systems. Join a discussion with scholars and community partners on the challenges and opportunities of anti-racism commitments and efforts. 

This event is based on the special issue: Are Anti-Racism Efforts Having an Impact in Organizations and Communities? published by the Currents: Journal of Diversity Scholarship for Social Change.

Moderator & Special Remarks

Robert Sellers — Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan

Lynn Wooten — President of Simmons University


Claudia E. Cohen — President, Third Alternative, LLC

Rev. Vernon Williams — Anti-Racism Committee member and Assistant Pastor of Fountain Baptist Church

Whitney Peoples — Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the University of Michigan School of Public Health

Charlyn Vandeventer — Health Equity Manager of the Washtenaw County Health Department