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WEBINAR: Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
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When: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
1:00 PM
Where: GoToWebinar
United States

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0.2 CEU Available

As the world continues to adapt to the "new normal" presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deeply-rooted effects of the societal inequities that plague our nation have been brought to the forefront and laid bare for all to see and confront.  Protests across the nation continue as people wonder what they can do and when things will change.
With the assistance of a diverse professional panel, our first seminar in the DEI webinar series, "Is there a shift in the atmosphere?”, tackled some of these issues that were previously thought to be taboo. Join us again as we dive deeper into this complex abyss that has become our reality as we attempt to discover, "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?"
This session will rely heavily on excerpts and ideas referenced in  Dr. Martin Luther King’s final book, “Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community.”  In the book, Dr. King reflects on the Civil Rights movement and its contrast with the Black Power movement abandoning the fight for nonviolent social change and replacing it with personal militarism.  In doing so, Dr. King outlines how violent solutions spark movements that border on black separatism with policies and methods that are both immoral and self-defeating.  He also criticizes moderate American whites who hold inaccurate, unrealistic views of the ongoing plight of African Americans.



  • Glenn McIntosh - Vice President for Student Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer, Oakland University
  • Freda Sampson - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategist & Consultant for Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion; Motivational Speaker and Activist
  • Brett Tillander - Chief Executive Officer, Metro Detroit Youth Clubs

Moderated by:

  • Lisa Bryant - mParks Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair; Deputy Director, Ferndale Parks & Recreation



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