Forum Session III - Racial Healing: The Power of People Coming Together

July 27, 2017 - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
The America’s Center // Room TBD

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According to a 2016 poll, 80 percent of Americans believe we are deeply divided on major issues such as racism and inequality. The forum will feature leaders from the nation’s civil rights and social justice organizations representing and serving African American, Latino, and Asian American communities and will explore the intra-and inter-group opportunities and challenges around racial healing, alliances, and community-building. How can leaders come together across racial lines to solve problems of inequitable educational systems, job decline and loss, and criminalization of people of color and political (dis)empowerment?


Byron Pitts, Author of “Be the One” and an ABC News “Nightline” co-anchor

Panelists: Edward Tepporn, Executive Vice President, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

Panelist: Maya Wiley, Chair, NYC Civilian Complaint Board, SVP for Social Justice, New School

Panelist: Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians

Panelist: Melanie Campbell, President & CEO/Convener, Black Women's Roundtable, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Panelist: Brent A. Wilkes, CEO, League of United Latin American Citizens

Panelist: John C. Yang, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, AAJC