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Past Forward: The Legacy of Racism in Modern-Day America

Free webinar with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., and Jeffery Robinson

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023
1–2 p.m. PT
Free webinar

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Why does educating kids on race matter?

Because teaching an honest history of the enduring legacy of anti-Black racism in America is foundational to building a more equitable society, now and in the future. 

Research suggests

  • Discussing race, racism and accurate historical information in school reduces prejudice among students of all racial backgrounds.
  • Promoting “color blindness” and ignoring race, racism and stereotypes lead to increased prejudice.
  • Helping historically excluded and marginalized students develop positive ethnic-racial identities improves academic outcomes, health and overall well-being.

Don't miss this essential ParentEd Talks event with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., and Jeffery Robinson, two of the nation’s leading scholars on race, democracy, inequality and criminal justice. In this live, online conversation, they will discuss the hidden history of racism in our country and how to forge a path forward. 

Win an Amazon gift card! ParentMap is giving away one $100 Amazon gift card at each ParentEd Talks event. Only attendees of the live events are eligible for the prize, and the winner will be notified via private message in Zoom at the end of each talk.

We know you’re busy. If you can’t attend the live event, you can still participate! After the event concludes, all registered attendees will be emailed a link to watch the recorded session at their convenience. By joining in the live event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the interactive Q&A portion.

About the speakers

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., is the Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library and the world’s leading library and archive of global Black history. He is the co-host of the podcast "All My Best Friends Are" and the founder of BiasEd.

Jeffery Robinson is the founder and CEO of The Who We Are Project, and co-writer and producer of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” a documentary film based on his groundbreaking presentation on anti-Black racism in America (now streaming on Netflix). He has over four decades of experience working on criminal and racial justice issues, most recently as a former deputy legal director of the ACLU.


Join us for our 2022–2023 series! Hear from experts on timely issues affecting families, educators and caregivers, and get top tips to add to your parenting toolkit. Sign up for free for the entire 2022–2023 ParentEd Talks series, and then join any live talk you are interested in throughout the year. 

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