We wrap up the Micropolis Live series by considering what whiteness means, how white people can be allies to people of color, and why it's so important for all of us – across ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality – to participate in conversations about race.
Hosted by Arun Venugopal; guests include Whitney Dow of the Whiteness Project, diversity and leadership consultant Vernā Myers, Esq., whose TED Talk encouraged the audience to "walk toward your discomfort," Hot 97's Rosenberg, and Michael Skolnik, civil rights organizer and president of news GlobalGrind.com.
You can watch the sold-out show here at 7pm:
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Note: This video contains explicit language
Other Micropolis Live: Race and Culture in New York events:
- Tuesday, April 14: Eat With Your Hands!
- Thursday, May 14: Race, Poverty, Policy
- Wednesday, May 27: Funny or Racist?
- Wednesday, June 3: Black Is the New Black
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