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The San Diego World Affairs Council is honored to support the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) presentation - Race: “A Path Forward” How do we talk about race in a way that unites and strengthens us as a community?

  • August 20, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Registration is closed



San Diego World Affairs Council Is honored to support the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) presentation - Race: “A Path Forward” 

 Thursday, August 20th   7:00-8:15pm

How do we talk about race in a way that unites and strengthens us as a community? How do we get beyond our superficial differences and see ourselves as one and the same, with our multiple enriching individualities, with more in common than not, yet with our same basic needs and emotions and hopes and dreams.

Where do we go from here? How do we get there? What can I do?

Join the conversation with leading scholars and #1 Best Sellers, Robin DiAngelo (White Fragility) and Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be An Anti-Racist), facilitated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wesley Lowery. This event is also an opportunity to support A Path Forward, the National Conflict Resolution Center’s (NCRC) comprehensive response to the culture changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice, through a live virtual raise-the-paddle.

NCRC is addressing areas of conflict, emotion, isolation and relationships at home, in school, the workplace and throughout the community. Collective problem solving, community building and deep healing are essential to create a future that is better than before.

*UPDATE: To accommodate a surge of East Coast viewers and to avoid overlapping the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, we added an additional time to make available two viewing options for A Path Forward:

5pm - 6:15pm PDT

(**Overlaps with FOL's "Liberty Brought us Here"**)


7pm - 8:15 PDT

Both times can be viewed on this event website.

There are two steps to virtually attend this event:

1.Please RSVP (yes) on the SDWAC website so you will receive a reminder   

2. Register for “A Path  Forward” by creating an account with this link:

To view the event: 

  • Click here to join the Livestream – The link is the same for both 5pm and 7pm.
    Note: This page will look familiar as it is the same page in which you registered. 
  • Click Login on the top right of the site to login to your account using the password created upon registration. 
  • If you forgot your password, click login and select ‘reset password’ and follow the prompts to reset your password 
PLEASE NOTE: You may receive a text message from Handbid prompting you to download the Handbid app. Please disregard. We recommend viewing on your computer or laptop, simply clicking the link above to view the Livestream.  

Once logged in: 

  • Once logged in, you will see "Hello, (your name), paddle number" on the left of your screen 
  • A pop up will invite you to join the Livestream; you can also find the option to join on the live stream on the Overview page under 'Event Details' 
  • Enjoy the event! 
Questions? Contact Jen Jensen at

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Featuring NY Times #1 Bestsellers: Ibram X. Kendi, Robin DiAngelo, and Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Wesley Lowery

Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times #1 bestselling author, professor of history and international studies, and the Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is an Ideas Columnist at The Atlantic, and a correspondent with CBS News. He is the author of four books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won National Book Award for Nonfiction, and the New York Times bestsellers How to Be an Antiracist and STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds. His most recent book, Antiracist Baby, was published on June 16th, 2020.

pma-2016-logo-04.pngRobin DiAngelo is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. In addition, she holds two Honorary Doctorates. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She has numerous publications and books. In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which has influenced the international dialogue on race. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, where it has remained for over a year and is being translated into 5 languages. In addition to her academic work, Robin DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice.

pma-2016-logo-04.pngWesley Lowery is a journalist at CBS News, formerly at The Washington Post. He was a lead on the Post's "Fatal Force" project that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 as well as the author of They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives (Little, Brown, 2016). In 2017, he became a CNN political contributor and in 2020 was announced as a correspondent for 60 in 6, a short-form spinoff of 60 Minutes for Quibi.

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