For generations, skin color has been exploited to divide humanity into “races,” used to sow division and justify systems of power and oppression.

But race is a human-invented classification system, not a biological category.

Could a change in our understanding of what race is (and more important, what it isn’t) bring an end to the racial wealth gap? If race were recognized as a social construct, could we better protect voting rights and build equitable access to healthcare and education?

Join our Standing in Solidarity conversation on race, what it is and how it impacts our social order and public policies. Our PSEG True Diversity Film Series selection is “The House We Live In,” the third episode of the documentary series RACE: The Power of an Illusion.    

How to participate:

  1. Register here.
  2. Watch in advance “The House We Live In” from the three-part docuseries RACE – The Power of Illusion (California Newsreel, 2003).
  3. Join us for a virtual panel discussion on Mon, Jan 22, at 7PM.

Our panel will be moderated by Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean and Professor at Boston University School of Law.

Our panelists include:

Ujju Aggarwal, Activist and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Experiential Learning at The New School

Jean-Pierre Brutus, Senior Counsel in the Economic Justice Program at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Sara Munjack, Director of Marketing & Partnerships at Consciously Unbiased

George Shulman, NYU professor working in the fields of political thought and American studies