Sisters of Selma: Panel Discussion, the March to Dismantle Racism Continues
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. via livestream
Racial discrimination is a part of our history and our original sin in the United States. It is the root cause of immigration issues as well as other "isms." The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet commit to addressing fully the violence of our time and make dismantling racial discrimination a priority. We advocate for change in our society and work to examine our personal biases. Join us in discussion with a panel of area civic, business, and religious leaders as to how we can join together in our continued march to dismantle racism. May 1 is also St. Joseph Worker day.
This event follows up on our sold out February 2020 event with Barbara Moore, CSJ, and Rosemary Flanigan, CSJ,two of the sisters who marched in Selma in March 1965. Their experiences at Selma shaped their futures, as well as their fellow sisters’, to be at the forefront of social justice issues.
Sheila Sonnenschein, Former At-Large Director and Chair of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and active with the national organization Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.
Brianna Walker, Director of Equity Outreach & Inclusive Education/Admissions Assistant, St. Teresa’s Academy, moderator of the Black Student Coalition, and co-moderator of The Inclusion Project.
Sherman Whites, Director in Education, Kauffman Foundation.
Kevin Willmott, American film director and screenwriter, and professor of film at the University of Kansas, and Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman.
Moderator: Carol Coburn, PhD, Professor Emerita and Director of the CSJ Heritage Center at Avila University.