From Ferguson to Minneapolis: Where do we go from here?

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From Ferguson to Minneapolis: Where do we go from here?


Please join us for an important discussion about race, values and education through the lens of today's current events. This event, hosted by WashU at Brookings, brings together Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution and Missouri State Senator Brian Williams to discuss some of the underlying causes of inequities in the Black community.

From Ferguson to Minneapolis:
Where do we go from here?
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
5:30–7:00 p.m. CST
Zoom Webinar

Andre M. Perry, Fellow–Metropolitan Policy Program, the Brookings Institution
A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality and education, Andre Perry is the author of Know your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. He is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has been published by The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, and Perry has appeared on CNN, PBS, NPR, NBC and ABC. His research focuses on race and structural inequality, education and economic inclusion. Perry’s recent scholarship at the Brookings Institute has analyzed Black-majority cities and institutions in America, focusing on valuable assets worthy of increased investment.

Brian Williams, Missouri State Senator, District 14 (St. Louis County)
Studying government and public health policy led Brian Williams to pursue a career in public service. After graduating from Southeast Missouri State University and then Washington University for his master’s degree, he went on to work for several years as a congressional staffer and oversaw the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace in Missouri as a Congressional ACA Coordinator. Williams is currently a member of multiple standing committees and serves as a board director for People’s Health Center where he helped develop a behavioral healthcare center for children in underserved communities.

Program introduction: Mark P. Taylor, Dean, WashU Olin Business School

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