D'Rita and Robbie Robinson Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Speaker: Dr. Tricia Rose at The Francis W. Parker School

December 7, 2020 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

How Systemic Racism Works in an Era of “Racial Equality”
. Tricia Rose, Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University
Join us for an evening with author and professor Tricia Rose, who will give a talk that will define and explain systemic racism. Rose will demonstrate how systemic racism works in multiple critical areas of society, discuss the ideas and stories that frequently render it invisible and finally, she will consider what we can do about it. 

A native New Yorker, Tricia Rose graduated from Yale University and then earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University. After teaching at NYU and UC Santa Cruz, she returned to Brown where she is Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives and the Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. She has received awards and scholarly fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the American Association of University Women.

Rose is the author of three highly regarded books, an edited collection and several articles. Her current work is a multimedia research project called: How Systemic Racism Works—a project designed to explain and make visible the influential, but largely obscured, power of systemic racial discrimination in present-day society. 

In addition to her research, public speaking and duties at Brown, Rose is co-host with Cornel West of The Tight Rope, a new podcast discussing issues of justice, art and race. For more information, please see her website triciarose.com.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Simpson sits on the board of directors for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. She is a recipient of its 2019 Rising Star Award, as well as the 2019 Community She-ro Award from Distinctively Me, a non-profit organization that serves at-risk girls in the greater Chicago area, and the 2019 ARCC seed grant to help improve disparities among African Americans relevant to kidney disease.
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