Racism and Democracy

OCT 24, 2019 | 6:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


8300: Dining Commons


October 24, 2019: 6:30 PM


Free; Reservations Required


Public Programs



Reservations are full. This event will be LIVE-STREAMED.

Racism undermines the very foundations of democracy. From systematic discrimination to the rise in white supremacy, racist currents in our society prevent the free and equal participation of all. Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, president of the National Council of Negro Women and former president of Spelman College, moderates an urgent panel discussion delving into causes and solutions. 

Featuring: Jelani Cobb, staff writer at The New Yorker; Jessie Daniels, author of Cyber Racism and professor at Hunter College and The Graduate Center in sociology, critical social psychology, and Africana studies; Mary Hooks, co-director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG), a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South; and Bitta Mostofi, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York City.
Part of the series “The Promise and Perils of Democracy.” This project is made possible in part with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.