October 12-19, 2019 we will be observing the 400th Anniversary of the first arrival of Africans in Jamestown in 1619. A nationwide movement is calling on the USA to prepare for and observe the anniversary. That event marked the beginning of the codification of inequality in law, custom, and the Constitution – the absolute opposite of what we eventually wrote in our Declaration of Independence. Nearly 400 years of division have created an apartheid society: we need a new social infrastructure to carry us through the challenges of climate change, decaying physical infrastructure, rapidly evolving jobs, underperforming schools, uneven access to health care and lack of affordable housing.
Join us in a discussion as we plan how to move from inequality to equality, from some people being counted as 3/5’s to all being counted as 5/5s. Starting now, we can deepen our understanding of our history, and then building new coalitions to work across divides to define and address our common needs.
Dr. Fullilove is a Professor of Urban Policy and Health at Parsons, The New School.
Friday, November 10 at 9:00am to 10:30am
Health Discovery Building (HDB), 1.208 1701 Trinity Street, Austin, Texas 78701