Can We Talk Honestly About Race?

A part of "Renewing America’s Civic Compact" 
The Civic Discourse Project
 (2021-2022)

Is it possible to have honest conversations about race today? Is free speech and the open exchange of ideas possible amidst the tensions surrounding racial issues on university campuses and in American society at large? This program proposes to bring to campus academics and public intellectuals to engage in frank discussions about the issues of race in America today The goal of this program is to have an honest conversation about race that provides the audience with a range of views on crucial issues, including perspectives that may not have been included in other events or programs on campus. 

The program is co-sponsored by ASU’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Upcoming lectures

"The World We Want to Live In: Racism, Race and the Dignity of our Individuality" with Kmele Foster

Kmele Foster

In the third and final event in the series, co-founder and executive producer of Freethink Kmele Foster will discuss "The World We Want to Live In: Racism, Race and the Dignity of our Individuality." Foster will consider the elements of a racially just future and how he thinks we could achieve it. His lecture will be an exploration of race, identity, and the limitations of modern social justice movements. He argues that if we value societal progress, placing truth and the dignity of individuals at the center of our public discourse is an urgent necessity.

Date: Friday, February 25, 2022 | 5 p.m.
Location: Ventana Ballroom, Memorial Union.

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Past lectures

This program is part of the larger series of the 2021-2022 Civic Discourse Project, Renewing America’s Civic Compact. 

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