• Do White Americans Get Better Health Care than People of Color?

    Michelle Gourdine, physician and author of Reclaiming Our Health: A Guide to African American Wellness, and Thomas LaVeist, director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Disparities Solutions, discussed the inequities that exist in our current medical care system and offered solutions for change.

  • Refugees in Their Own Country: Race and the Great Migration

    For almost 55 years, thousands upon thousands of black Americans from the South left their homes in search of a better future for themselves and their children. Sherrilyn Ifill, Civil Rights lawyer and OSI-Baltimore board member, interviewed Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.

  • Truth and Reconciliation: A Community Comes to Grips with Its Past

    Thursday, November 4, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library Commissioner Rev. Mark Sills and Rev. Nelson Johnson and his wife Joyce Johnson discussed the lessons learned from the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The conversation was moderated by Judge Andre Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

  • Is Justice Possible in a Race Biased Society?

    Bryan Stevenson founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and professor at New York University School of Law, and Renée Hutchins, professor at the University of Maryland Law School, discussed how race affects attitudes and outcomes in the criminal justice system.

  • Is America Really Post-Racial? A Screening of New Muslim Cool

    An interactive spoken word performance, film screening, and panel discussion, this event examined the emerging worldview of a new generation of Americans. After the screening of New Muslim Cool, Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip-Hop Generation, moderated a panel discussion. The panel included Nura Maznavi, staff attorney from Muslim Advocates; filmmaker Jennifer Taylor; and independent […]

  • Stoop Stories: Talking About Race

    In partnership with OSI-Baltimore, Stoop Stories, a theme-based performance series produced by Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin, presented “Across the Divide: Stories about Race in Baltimore,” a show about being black and white in Baltimore. The show featured seven storytellers who got seven minutes each to tell a true, personal story about race. Audience members […]

  • How Does White America Talk About Race?

    Why is race still an uncomfortable subject to talk about in the United States? At this event Rich Benjamin, author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America, and Tim Wise, author of Between Barack & A Hard Place: Racism & White Denial in the Age of Obama, discussed white […]

  • Can We Talk About How Race Affects our Classrooms?

    Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College and author of Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation, which discusses how American schools are experiencing increasing and underreported resegregation, spoke with David Hornbeck, former Philadelphia Superintendent of Schools and author of Choosing Excellence in Public Schools: Where There’s a […]

  • Do We Still Need to Talk About Race?

    With the election of President Obama, some say race is no longer an obstacle to success and that the “American Dream” is more reality than not. At this discussion, Ben Jealous, executive director of the NAACP, and Gerald Torres, professor at the University of Texas Law School and co-author of The Miner’s Canary: Enlisting Race, […]

  • Across the Divide: Stories about Race in Baltimore Radio Series on WYPR

    A series of short segments entitled “Across the Divide: Stories about Race in Baltimore,” produced by WYPR, aired on “Maryland Morning.” The series featured personal stories told about experiences around race issues that changed individuals’ lives. The series included stories from a number of prominent people as well as from listeners who submitted their own […]