Valerie Batts

Dismantling Racism: Valerie Batts, Oct. 20 & 21

Rector’s Forum, Sunday, October 20, 10:15 AM
Special Forum, Monday, October 21, 7 PM – 9 PM

Dr. Valerie Batts is a nationally recognized expert on issues of race and ethnicity. Author of Modern Racism: New Melody for the Same Old Tune, Dr. Batts has written extensively on modern racism and multicultural organizational change strategies. She is the originator of the VISIONS training model and experiential workshops for anti-discrimination and reconciliation training.

Rector’s Forum, Sunday, October 20, 10:15am
Dr. Batts will share how her 2001 presentation to the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops “Is Reconciliation Possible: Lessons from Combating Modern Racism” is as relevant today as it was then. This session explores practical steps to promote pluralism and cooperation — key tools for building our “beloved community”. Dr. Batts will show how modern racism plays out and will teach alternatives that work in many settings: from concerns about the school-to-prison pipeline to protect-ing voting rights and interrupting murder.

Special Forum, Monday, October 21, 7 PM – 9 PM
This special forum features a conversation between Ed Bacon, Dr. Batts and Juliana Serrano (ASC’s Director of the Office for Creative Connections) focused on building skills to both recognize and change the current reality as we strive to dismantle racism in ourselves, our communities, our nation and our world.

For more information, take a look at this flyer: Dismantling Racism

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