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Racial Consciousness: The Path To Greater Awareness & Understanding of Racism in the Year Since George Floyd's Murder

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We mark the one-year anniversary since George Floyd was killed by discussing how the past year’s attention to racial justice has raised awareness of how racism affects us all in this country. We’ll learn about actions that individuals can take to foster greater racial consciousness in themselves and to promote racial justice in their communities.

Panelists:
Chryl Laird, Marvin H. Green Jr. Assistant Professor of Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College
Lisa DiIorio, educator focused on race, justice and equity issues; teaches a program called “Facing Whiteness”
Dustin Ward, founder of It Is Time ..., which educates and advocates for racial equity and reconciliation; former pastor
VIP Caller:
Tilly Laskey, curator, Maine Historical Society

Resources:
New York Times: "The Murder of George Floyd, One Year On"
Time Magazine: "Visions of Equity" issue
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
Black Owned Maine
Stamped: Racism, Anti racism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
So You Wanna Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
You Are Your Best Thing edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown

Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.