Register for “Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & Bias,” January 14, 2022

Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & BiasBegin Martin Luther King Day weekend with an unforgettable discussion about systemic racism awareness and initiatives to dismantle it.

Recording now available on YouTube.

On Friday, January 14, 2022, at 12:00 noon-1:30pm (eastern), the Society of Ohio Archivists Task Force on Social Justice and Black Lives Matter will host on Zoom the free online discussion, “Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & Bias,” featuring Eric Deggans, Dave Snyder, and moderated by Jerolyn Barbee.

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Eric Deggans

Eric Deggans, panelist at Crucial Conversations

Speaker Eric Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic, appearing on all the network’s shows, including Morning Edition, Here & Now and All Things Considered, writing for and appearing on podcasts such as Life Kit, Code Switch and Pop Culture Happy Hour. He is also author of a book dissecting how media outlets use prejudice and stereotypes to build ratings and power; Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, published in October 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Dave Snyder headshot

Dave Snyder, panelist at Crucial Conversations

Speaker Dave Snyder is a white evangelical Christian with a calling to develop genuine multiethnic unity within the local church and within the local community. Black Lives Matter Cincinnati creates conversations on race with those least comfortable being in conversations about race, bringing a perspective that is based on Biblical teaching. Through Black Lives Matter Cincinnati social media, he engages white evangelicals, Trump-supporters, white progressives, and eagerly welcomes Black allies.

Jerolyn Barbee

Jerolyn Barbee, moderator for Crucial Conversations.

Moderator Jerolyn Barbee is the assistant director, National Afro-American Museum Cultural Center, (NAAMCC).  The museum is a part of the Ohio History Connection system of historic sites and museums. Barbee manages NAAMCC marketing, museum curatorial, and programming activities and staff. She has more than 35 years of experience developing innovative community-based programs and service delivery coordination for federally and foundation-funded programs. Barbee has professional and volunteer experience in the areas of program administration, fundraising, media relations, and special event planning, and has raised more than $4 million for non-profit organizations from federal agencies, corporate and private foundations. A native of Memphis and parent of an adult son, her hobbies include gardening, gourmet cooking, travel, and playing with her dog Nia.

Download the event flyer here.

For more information about the Task Force on Social Justice and Black Lives Matter, visit its page here.

Last Updated on January 19, 2022 by janet_carleton