President Wokie Weah joins Dr. Verna Price to discuss “How to talk about Racism”

Published on November 13, 2020 | Written by

"In the Room Where it Happened: Conversations on Racism that Matter to All of Us," featuring President, Wokie Weah and Director of Policy & Minnesota Afterschool Advance, Matt Norris

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This week, our President, Wokie Weah, and our Director of Policy and Minnesota Afterschool Advance, Matt Norris were featured guests on an episode of "In the Room Where it Happened: Conversations on Racism that Matter to All of Us.” The episode which aired on November 12th at 6:30 pm CT was hosted by Dr. Verna Price and WCCO Radio co-host, Cory Hepola.

While part one of the series, which debuted back in October, was more of an introduction to the mission with Dr. Price, part two dived deep into the topic of how we can have conversations around racism. This week focused on defining racism from a historical context, how to start the conversation and strategies for engaging in those conversations.

Weah and Norris were joined on the episode by Ellie Jenkins, an entrepreneur, as well as Abebe Dashew and Manny Theissen, a husband and wife from North Minneapolis.

You can watch the episode via Facebook below:

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Show Schedule (some dates to be determined later)

December 3, 2020 6:30-8:00p.m.
Racism in the Media and what is the role of the media in perpetuating racism?

December 10, 2020 6:30-8:00p.m.
Racism in Education

January, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism in business and corporations

February, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism in Non-Profit Funding

March, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism, Police Brutality and the Courts

April, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism in Sports and Entertainment

May, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism in Mass Incarceration

June, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism in Your Community

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