Join Discussion Series On Systemic Racism “Challenging Perceptions”
Why are schools still segregated? What does building a business look like for a Black entrepreneur? Why are Black and African American adults less likely to own a home?
In a four part discussion series by VPM, Racism: Challenging Perceptions explores the social, cultural and economic impact of racism on our community. Each discussion is held on Zoom and broadcast at a later date on VPM PBS. Through conversations with local experts and leaders, we look at the disparities racism creates within our systems: education, wealth building and housing.
The conversations are led by community leader Adrienne Cole Johnson, MSW a social entrepreneur committed to seeking and facilitating creative approaches to change. With leadership experiences with the U.S. House of Representatives, Peter Paul Development Center and most recently the Henrico County Schools, Adrienne has always viewed authentic engagement as paramount to social change.
To join the discussion, you must register. Please bring an open mind and a willingness to participate in hard conversations. Discussion between participants within the chat feature is encouraged but must follow VPM's Community Guidelines, which reserves the right to remove participants using hate speech, spam, and multiple off-topic comments.
We encourage participants to use the information from the series to have authentic and informed dialogue with family members and friends on race and racism.
The conversations will be recorded for broadcast on VPM. During the broadcast, participate in the online discussion on the VPM Facebook and Twitter page. Return here for an update to the broadcast schedule.
- Thursday, September 3 at 9 p.m. - Systemic Racism
- Thursday, October 1 at 9 p.m. - Equity in Education
- Thursday October 29 at 9 p.m. - Access to Wealth
- Thursday December 3 at 9 p.m. - Disparities in Housing
Below are recommended resources from the moderator and panelists to continue the discussion and deepen our understanding of the role racism plays in our society. For books, we recommend searching your local library [Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield] or ordering from a Black-owned independent bookstore.
Additional resources will be added as the series continues.
|Documentary||Education||School Interrupted by The Future of America's Past|
|Podcast||Education||Nice White Parents from the New York Times|
|Article||Education||Getting Real: A Comprehensive Plan To Increase Teachers of Color by Rodney Robinson|
|Research||Education||Educational Equity in a Generation by Rev. Benjamin P. Campbell|
|Book||History||Richmond's Unhealed History by Rev. Benjamin P. Campbell|
|Documentary||History||Reconstruction: America After The Civil War|
|Documentary||Racism||The Talk: Race In America|
|Article||Racism||11 Terms You Should Know To Better Understand Structural Racism by The Aspen Institute|
|Book||Racism||Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community by Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|Book||Racism||So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo|
|Book||Racism||How to be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi|
|Book||Racism||White Fragility by Robin Diangelo|
|Book||Racism||White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Dr. Carol Anderson|
|Website||Racism||Movement for Black Lives|
|Documentary||Health||A Public Calamity by The Future of America's Past|
|Book||Health||Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington|
|Book||Health||Making a Place for Themselves: The Black Hospital Movement 1920-1945 by Vanessa Northington Gamble|
|Podcast||Policing||Cops See It Differently by This American Life|
|Podcast||Policing||American Police by Throughline|
|Book||Policing||Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson|
|Book||Policing||Are Prisons Obsolete? by Dr. Angela Davis|
|Book||Policing||The End of Policing by Alex Vitale|
|Book||Policing||The New Jim Crow: Colorblindness in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Michelle Alexander|
|Podcast||Policing||Caught by WNYC Studios|
|Website||Policing||Dignity In Schools|
|Website||Policing||Youth First Initiative|
|Website||Policing||RISE for Youth|