Join Heather McGhee for a conversation about the topic of her upcoming book,
“The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together”.
Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism.
But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all.
But how did this happen? And is there a way out?
This event is part of Holy Names University’s “Soaring Toward Justice” speaker series, designed to encourage conversations about anti-racist action, diversity, and restorative justice with the goal of building campus and community stakeholder coalitions to actively co-create an anti-racist society.
ABOUT: Heather McGhee
Heather McGhee holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Californiaat Berkeley School of Law. McGhee is a the chair of the board of Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.
Announcing The April Lineup for our National Organize to Win Calls! On Monday, April 12th, Sen. Jeff Merkley will kick-off our first call of the month with the latest on For the People Act and the fight against the filibuster. And on the following Mondays, don’t miss Nina Turner, Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen and other powerful progressive rock stars! RSVP NOW!
Join us this Wednesday from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Get informed and attend our first Budget Forums! You will learn how our College budget is structured, use of HEERF Funds and get your questions answered. It’s easy! Just click here on the day of the Forum: http://bit.ly/BudgetForums.
And, while we took action, so did others. 23 Attorneys General sent a letter to the Department of Education;* our Federal Representatives encouraged people to write to the President,** and we introduced another local resolution in the District of Columbia city council.*** All calling for cancellation of student loan debt. We’re building pressure on every level because we know that’s what it will take to get Biden to actually cancel student loan debt. And it’s working: also last week, the White House said that the President has instructed the Secretary of Education to investigate his legal authority to cancel debt, and a… Continue reading →
Join us next Tuesday, April 13 @ 4:30 pm: Get informed and attend our next Budget Forum! You will learn how our College budget is structured, use of HEERF Funds and get your questions answered. It’s easy! Just click here on the day of the Forum: http://bit.ly/BudgetForums.
Join the Political Action Committee of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club on Tuesday, April 13th, starting at 7pm. RSVP on Zoom here. For our PAC’s fourth meeting of 2021, we will host a conversation on Asian Pacific Islander solidarity and begin the re-launch of the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, led by Milk Club Vice President of Events & Fundraising Jeffrey Kwong. We will also receive an update on the efforts to form a public bank in the City from San Francisco Public Bank Co-Founder Kurtis Wu. Members interested in joining the API Caucus are encouraged to fill out a brief… Continue reading →
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OH – Phone Banks, Our Revolution Ohio for Nina Virtual Phone Bank Time Sundays and Wednesdays6:30 – 8:30pm EST Location Virtual event Join from anywhere About this event Join us as we make calls to Congressional District 11 to help send Senator Nina Turner to Washington! Available times Sun, Jan 24, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Wed, Jan 27, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Sun, Jan 31, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Wed, Feb 3, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Sun, Feb 7, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Wed, Feb 10, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Sun, Feb 14, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Wed, Feb 17, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Sun, Feb 21, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Wed, Feb 24, 6:30pm–8:30pm EST Sun, Feb… Continue reading →
On April 14: Architecture During the Pandemic & Beyond Panel: The goal of the Seminar is both to bring knowledge of CCSF to the wider academic world, but also to open up issues associated with urban design, architectural design, and education itself in the age of the Pandemic. Connect HERE the Day of the Event: https://bit.ly/ccsfarchitectureApril14.