February 12 Omaha Table Talk: Power Structures
5-7:30 pm

Free and open to the public; light meal provided; SOLD OUT  - wait list being taken at www.inclusive-communities.org. Questions? Please contact info@inclusive-communities.org or call (402) 391-4460.

Now celebrating 80 years of service to the heartland, Inclusive Communities confronts prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination, providing education and advocacy related to the topics of diversity and inclusion. Joslyn is pleased to host Inclusive Communities, and program partner College of St. Mary’s Department of Multicultural Initiatives, for an Omaha Table Talk ("uncomfortable conversations over comfort food") that will delve into the power dynamics and imbalances that lead to and perpetuate racial discrimination in America, a central theme of Joslyn’s 30 Americans exhibition. Guests may explore the exhibition (5 pm), then enjoy a light meal (5:45 pm) and panel discussion (6 pm), moderated by Ashlei Spivey, Associate Program Officer, Peter Kiewit Foundation, and presented by Arvin Frazier III, Executive Director, College Possible; Mark LeFlore, Manager, Administrative Services, Douglas County Youth Center; and Precious McKesson, Community Advocate. Topics will include the pernicious underpinnings and effects of stereotyping, racially-driven biases in education, and the disproportionate incarceration of African Americans. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in facilitated small-group dialogue.

Pictured: (clockwise from top left) Precious McKesson, Arvin Frazier III, Ashlei Spivey, and Mark LeFlore.