It’s been a year since the death of George Floyd. We join WOIO 19 to look back at the year to see if significant changes have been made to policies and practices impacting communities of color.
Moderator: Chris Tanaka, Channel 19 News
Daniel Gray-Kontar, Poet, teacher, and education activist
Danielle Sydnor, We Win Strategies Group, CEO, President Cleveland Branch NAACP
Tuesday, May 25 | 7:30PM
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These recommended reads are in partnership with Cleveland 19’s The Next 400 series
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
by Richard Rothstein
Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” (William Julius Wilson).
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays by Damon Young
By Damon Young
For Damon Young, existing while black is an extreme sport. The act of possessing black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst, where questions such as “How should I react here, as a Professional Black Person?” and “Will this white person’s potato salad kill me?” are forever relevant.
They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement
by Wesley Lowery
A behind-the-scenes account of the #blacklivesmatter movement shares insights into the young men and women behind it, citing the racially charged controversies that have motivated members and the economic, political, and personal histories that inform its purpose.