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Unpacking White Rage: Ekua Mends-Aidoo, Stephanie Peete, and Wil Green on The Public Good

Presenter(s): Dejia Marie James
Date: February 6, 2024, 11:30 am-12 pm

Join us on The Public Good! Our guests are Ekua Mends-Aidoo, President of Clementine Gold Group; Stephanie Peete, co-owner of Second Chapter Book Store and Director of Workforce Development at Say Yes Buffalo; and Wil Green, Director of Outreach and Community Engagement at the UB Graduate School of Education. 

On this first episode of a special Black History Month series, our guests will discuss the next installment in Say Yes Buffalo's Employer Think Tank Series - White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide. This panel discussion will focus on the organized resistance to Black progress through education and workforce development.

Navigating through the complexities of racial equity, our discussion explores personal motivations for engaging in this work, stressing the importance of comprehending historical contexts and systemic challenges, along with the significance of perseverance, intergenerational collaboration, and the transformative power of education in driving meaningful change.

Check out White Rage by Carol Anderson.

Listen to the episode on Spotify and Apple Podcasts