Let’s Talk Race and Racism (August)

A podcast listening series organized by the St. Louis Section of the ACS's Committee on Minority Affairs

The St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society's Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA) has launched a new podcast listening series “Let’s Talk Race and Racism.” The series is designed to engage ACS members and the broader St. Louis community at large around fostering togetherness, developing shared language, and building comfort and courage to better discuss race and racism. The goal is to help people understand how to take personal action to build their own race consciousness and to move toward a more diverse and inclusive local section in response to many national conversations such as #BlackoutSTEM and in response to the cries for justice for the loss of unarmed Black lives.

In August, the first podcast listening session will cover an episode of the Speaking of Racism podcast hosted by Tina Strawn and Jen Kinny. Tina Strawn is an anti-racism educator, advocate, and activist. Jen Kinney is a writer, podcaster, and activist. The purpose of their podcast is to have an honest discussion about race and racism. The theme of this listening session will be race during the Obama era. We ask all members and the community to come prepared to listen, learn, engage, be uncomfortable, and possibly abandon their own ideas for new ones as they hear vulnerable conversations from primarily people of color.

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