Join Jonathan Daniel Wells, author of The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War (2021), Daryl McGraw, co-chair of Connecticut’s Police Transparency and Accountability task force, founder of Formerly Inc., and Senior Manager of Racial Justice and Equity at C4 Innovations, and Martha McCoy, the Executive Director of Everyday Democracy, for an evening of presentations and discussions about historical and contemporary institutional racism in the United States.
A part of the Telling Our Nation’s Story initiative, this program aims to engage communities throughout the country in direct, open-ended, and inclusive conversations about the complex and always evolving American story, and to face the narratives that divide us in pursuit of the values that unite us.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center presents this second of four salons in collaboration with Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century and the Commission On The Practice Of Democratic Citizenship, A Project Of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
The Stowe Center also invites Greater Hartford area registrants to continue the conversation at an onsite event, on August 27 from 12:30 until 1:30 pm in the Stowe Center gardens. Bring a lunch and continue a dialogue around themes from Thursday’s program. Registration is required.
Thank you to the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee for helping the program possible.