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  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 44 rsvps
    Democracy Fund in Washington, DC

    EPIP DC | Exploring the History of Racism and Wealth Creation in Philanthropy

    Join us for a discussion on the role racism has played in wealth creation in America and how that ties to the philanthropic sector. Our featured panelists will dig into this topic bringing their expertise in the history of racism and racial equity in philanthropy. This conversation will be moderated by EPIP DC Steering Committee member, Erika Hawthorne.

    Our featured Panelists:

    Dr. Jules P. Harrell has been a professor of clinical psychology at Howard University for 30 years and is a researcher in the field of the effects of stress and racism on the health of African Americans. In 2008, Harrell won the Exemplary Mentoring Award from Howard University's Faculty Senate. His research interests include psychometrics and psychology of racism, personality theories, assessment, and research, and psychophysiology. Harrell's 1999 book, Manichean Psychology: Racism and the Minds of People of African Descent, underscores the detrimental psychological outcomes of racism in African Americans.

    Dr. Jessica Young is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Studies at American University. Her work focuses on ensuring that leaders across all sectors in the field of philanthropy have the knowledge, skills, and capacity to integrate health into their programmatic and investment decisions using a racial equity and antiracism lens. Prior to becoming faculty at American, Dr. Young was a Program Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, focusing on addressing the health barriers related to early academic success.

    Have a question you would like the panel to address? Email the moderator at ehawthorne1117@gmail.com, or post your question in the comments section below.