Highlights from A Conversation on Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott
Before an engaged and energized crowd plus hundreds more viewing online, Angela Davis and Jane Elliott did not disappoint as they shared their experiences and wisdom in a lively discussion moderated by GCSW Professor Emerita Dr. Jean Kantambu Latting.
Memorable moments and quotes abounded, many of which were shared online via #socialjusticeUH.
"Kneeling pays tribute to those who have fallen.
We had kneel-ins. So proud of Colin Kaepernick.”
"How you conceptualize freedom defines your perspective of race and privilege."–Angela Davis
"Turn of the TV. Pick up a book. Meet someone new. Don't ignore
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“Race and privilege are social constructs at the core of so many issues we face in today’s society, including racial divide, police brutality, and structural racism,” said Naiyolis Palomo.
This year's event, the third annual in the Social Justice Solutions series has become a tradition at the GCSW, to host a community event exploring social justice issues and highlighting solutions.
“As a college of social work, we are committed to providing a community platform and leading important conversations. Three years ago, the Social Justice Solutions series began as a student-led initiative, and we are proud that once again our students took the lead by proposing a topic and inviting speakers that reflect the heart of social work. As social workers, we have a responsibility to confront racism, discrimination, and oppression. This is part of our values and is written in our code of ethics. We are honored to host two prolific activists and launch our yearlong 50th-anniversary celebration with an event befitting of our commitment to