Our Shared Future: Reckoning With Our Racial Past – NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON RACE

Smithsonian 4 hours ago

“Our Shared Future: Reckoning With Our Racial Past,” the Smithsonian’s race initiative, is hosting a National Conversation on Race Thursday, Dec. 1, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture from 7-8:30 p.m.

This inaugural National Conversation on Race will bring together a group of panelists from diverse backgrounds to discuss how modern society deals with racism within the broader historical context of America’s complicated history and legacy of race. The conversation will delve into the impact that events of the past few years—ranging from the national protests in response to the murder of George Floyd to the COVID-19 pandemic—have had on society, and how these events will shape the ongoing legacy of race in the U.S.

NBC News correspondent Morgan Radford will moderate the discussion. It will focus on the panelists’ connections to these issues through their work and showcase their active participation in creating a more equitable future. Panelists for the conversation are:

Stacey Bohlen, CEO of the National Indian Health Board
Theodore S. Gonzalves, curator of Asian Pacific American history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Amanda Nguyen, CEO of RISE and civil rights activist
Dometi Pongo, MTV host of the docuseries “True Life”
Akiima Price, A Price Consulting

The program also will feature remarks from Secretary Bunch and a musical performance by composer and producer Nolan Williams Jr.

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