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Inaugural Smithsonian “Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past” Forum Kicks Off National Conversation about Race in America

August 27, 2021 GMT
Sabrina Lynn Motley, Smithsonian Folklife Festival Director, and Pilar Ossorio, University of Wisconsin Law and Bioethics Professor. (Photo: Business Wire)
Sabrina Lynn Motley, Smithsonian Folklife Festival Director, and Pilar Ossorio, University of Wisconsin Law and Bioethics Professor. (Photo: Business Wire)
Sabrina Lynn Motley, Smithsonian Folklife Festival Director, and Pilar Ossorio, University of Wisconsin Law and Bioethics Professor. (Photo: Business Wire)

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 27, 2021--

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, the Smithsonian hosted its first “Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past” forum in Los Angeles, kicking off a national initiative addressing race in America. The virtual forum featured panel discussions on income and health care inequality and included conversations ranging from early race science to COVID-19 vaccine distribution. To learn more about the “Our Shared Future: Reckoning With Our Racial Past” initiative and to watch the forum, visit www.oursharedfuture.si.edu.

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Sabrina Lynn Motley, Smithsonian Folklife Festival Director, and Pilar Ossorio, University of Wisconsin Law and Bioethics Professor. (Photo: Business Wire)

“With a 175-year history of seeking and sharing knowledge, the Smithsonian can apply its scholarship, research, collections and convening power to this crucial subject. By listening to diverse audiences from all parts of the country we hope to better understand how different people experience race, leading to a more robust national conversation that helps bridge our racial divide,” said Secretary Lonnie Bunch.

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