The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship, NYU Steinhardt, Focus for Health, and BMe Community present “From Fear to Focus: Race in America and the Urgency of Now,” the next event in the NYU Reynolds Program’s Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series.
The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the NYU Tishman Auditorium, located in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South in New York.
The construct of race continues to have a defining impact on the idea of America. From the country’s heritage of slavery and the genocide of native peoples, through the slow and hopefully continuing arc that bends towards greater justice, America has yet to honestly come to terms with herself. The current climate provokes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s warning: "We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now."
The event will feature a candid conversation from a panel of speakers working tirelessly to help build a stronger and more truly United States of America:
- Van Jones, CNN contributor, author, and president & co-founder of Dream Corps
- Trabian Shorters, founder & CEO of BMe Community
- Aunjanue Ellis, co-founder of Take It Down America, actress and activist, and president & CEO of Miss Myrtis Films
- Anurag Gupta, founder & CEO of Be More America
- Moderated by The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, senior minister of Middle Collegiate Church
- Special performance by Genesis Be featuring Ebonie Smith
Reporters interested in attending must contact Rachel Harrison at 212-998-6797 or email@example.com.
About the NYU Reynolds Program
At the intersection of new ideas and long-standing social challenges lies the New York University Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship, a provostial cross-university initiative that identifies global changemakers and transforms them into social entrepreneurial game changers. Encompassing all of New York University’s (NYU) undergraduate and graduate schools, this first-of-its-kind fellowship program founded in 2006 engages global challenges through a new vision of practice-based education, one that equips cutting-edge leaders to think boldly, act swiftly and build smartly. Reflecting our deep belief that a university is in a unique position to prepare great numbers of people for large-scale success in the social change space, the program also offers comprehensive opportunities and resources to the entire NYU and greater NYC social entrepreneurial communities including the Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series, The D-Prize Consortium and the Changemaker Challenge Social Venture Competition, and a continually expanding and evolving classroom and virtual-based curriculum in social entrepreneurial practice for undergraduate and graduate students at NYU and around the world. Visit www.nyu.edu/reynolds today.
About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (@nyusteinhardt)
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu.