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Towards A New Reconstruction: Owning Our Past to Build Our Future

Presented by the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program and Focus for Health


February 20, 2018

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square S, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012

Embedded content: https://youtu.be/tvBVKTM_MbY

Today in America, we are witnessing a deeply threatening resurgence in open white supremacist ideologies. From the Trump Administration’s response to neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, to attempts to re-write history and draw a moral equivalency between Confederate and Union principles, long-standing symbols of our Confederate past stand at the center of a contentious battle on the definitions of heritage and hate. Who controls the histories we tell? How do we reconcile these understandings of the American experience? And what can you do to counter racism, and pivot this moment towards a lasting truth and reconciliation with our past?

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