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A Way Forward on Race

Thursday, May 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m. – REGISTER HERE

This talk will explore the patterns and habits that often make race a difficult topic to discuss.  Reading excerpts from her forthcoming book, You’re Likely Not a Racist:  Answers for Curious White People, Reed will share both data from research and insights from her own life experience.  She will explore the  paradigm that perpetuates racial tension and will argue for a new paradigm that can bring understanding, healing, and hope.  She will also address some of the awkward, but honest questions about race that White people are often afraid to ask. The outcome of her talk will be the sense that there is a path forward for all who seek diversity, equity, inclusion, and understanding. 

Teresa Reed holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University, where she studied in Music Theory, Music History and Literature, and African American History.  She spent twenty-five years at The University of Tulsa, serving there as Professor of Music, Director of the School of Music, Associate Dean, and Director of the African American Studies Certificate.  She has authored three books, two of which have won national awards.  She currently serves as Dean of the School of Music at the University of Louisville.  Her fourth book, You’re Likely Not a Racist: Answers for Curious White People, is forthcoming later this year.