Understanding the Origins of Racial Inequity

   Community Announcements | Posted on June 10, 2021

“Hidden History: Understanding the Origins of Racial Inequity”
The Struggle for Civil Rights and Beyond: 1900s to present

WHAT: The third panel in the series “Hidden History: Understanding the Origins of Racial Inequity” will spotlight the fight by Black professionals for recognition in Grand Rapids, Michigan; the Tulsa Race Massacre; and the militarization of police departments and their infiltration by white supremacist and militia groups.

WHO: Featured panelists are:

  • Randal Jelks, PhD, professor, University of Kansas
  • Tim Madigan, author and journalist
  • Tom Mockaitis, PhD, professor, DePaul University
  • Moderated by Brian Conybeare, news anchor, ABC57

WHEN: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 7 p.m.

WHERE: The free event will take place online via Zoom webinar. Registration is required. Learn more and register here.

WHY: To recognize the importance of understanding the shared history of the United States and the legacy of slavery on today’s laws, policies and practices

HOW: This series is made possible through a collaborative effort between Spectrum Health Lakeland, Lake Michigan College, and the City of St. Joseph, Michigan.