Brought to you by Chesapeake Forum and the Oxford Community Center, this special three-part series tackles a tough issue in America today with education, discussion, and civil discourse — a Chesapeake Forum mission!

In Part I, we will join author and Professor Margaret Andersen, Ph.D., for a discussion of Getting Smart about Race as she examines the questions:  Where does the idea of race come from?  How is it related to racial inequalities?  We will also examine the concepts of “systemic racism” and “critical race theory” to gain an understanding of what these terms truly mean as a framework for understanding racial issues.

In Part II, Constance Morris Hope will address The Language of Racism by examining the meaning of concepts often associated with racism — diversity, inclusion, equality, belonging, privilege, and unconscious bias.  

Part III will conclude the series with a Community Panel moderated by Chesapeake Forum President Lynn Randle focused on what local organizations are doing to address racial inequality at a local level and how we can participate in these efforts to combat the persistence of racism here in Talbot County.

HYBRID COURSE:  Choose in-person at the Oxford Community Center, Zoom, or Recording.  Masks are required for in-person attendance.  In-Person Attendance is limited to 20 people.

3 Sessions |Wednesdays | Feb 9, 16, 23 | 12:30–2 pm | $30


Margaret Andersen, Ph.D.

Margaret L. Andersen is the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor Emerita at the University of Delaware. She is the author of several books, including her latest: Getting Smart about Race: An American Conversation. Her books have had a far-reaching impact, including Race in Society: The Enduring American Dilemma, soon to be published in its second edition; Thinking about Women, recently published in its 11th edition; and the best-selling anthology, Race, Class, and Gender, now in its tenth edition. She is also the author of Living Art: The Life of African American Art Collector Paul R. Jones and On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection.

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