Serve-Learn-Sustain and Georgia Tech’s iGniTe program present a BlueJeans Live Event: “Centering Racial Equity in Equitable and Sustainable Development”
Monday, July 20, 5:00-6:00pm
In this moment, many of us are seeking to learn more about the roots of racial inequity, in Atlanta and beyond. In response, SLS and many of our Georgia Tech partners have facilitated conversations with students, staff, and faculty around race and racism. We have compiled and shared resources on racial inequity and its relationship to opportunities and barriers to advancing community sustainability. Find SLS’ most recent list of resources on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Racial Justice here.
In addition to listening and learning, exploring examples of positive change agents and organizations that are making a difference is critically important. Positive examples can help counter feelings of hopelessness about the magnitude of the challenges we face. SLS works with many Atlanta-based organizations that center racial equity in their work to advance innovative social change. The creative, compelling, and courageous work of these organizations can help us better understand the challenges we face. They also can help those of us who have not been engaged in promoting racial equity to identify “a way in” – opportunities to lend our own gifts to shaping a more equitable and sustainable future.
Please join Serve-Learn-Sustain and iGniTe’s Sustainable Communities program on July 20 to explore the many intersections between racial equity and equitable and sustainable development here in Atlanta and globally. In this interactive panel conversation, you will have the opportunity to learn from the wisdom and experience of three truly dynamic Women of Color: Carol Hunter, Odetta MacLeigh-White, and Nicole Moore. Our panelists will discuss how and why racial equity is central to the mission of their work and how their organizations are responding to the growing movement for racial justice in the U.S. They will help participants understand why advancing racial equity is central to advancing equitable and sustainable development, and how they go about engaging others in that mission.