Unpacking Series v2


Below you will find links to all of the recaps to the sessions of our Unpacking series along with their corresponding take away documents.

Session 1 - Unpacking White Privilege: How to Be a White Ally and an Anti-Racist

When we choose to be anti-racist, we become actively conscious about race, racism and anti-Blackness and take actions to end racial inequities in our daily lives. Being anti-racist is believing that racism is everyone’s problem, and we all have a role to play in stopping it. There is no neutral.

On June 11, 2020, we hosted our first conversation, a first in our series, with Chicago Beyond Founder & CEO Liz Dozier, former U.S. Secretary of Education and current Managing Partner of Chicago CRED Arne Duncan, and the founder of Free Radicals Project Christian Picciolini, about their own anti-racist journeys and the actions others can take to be a White ally and take action now.

Session 2 - So, You Want to Be Antiracist. Now What?

On August 10, 2020, we hosted the second conversation of our antiracism series titled, “So, You Want to Be Antiracist. Now What?” During the hourlong conversation, Chicago Beyond Founder & CEO Liz Dozier, Professor and author Ibram X. Kendi, and Chicago Public Schools’ Chief Equity Officer Dr. Maurice Swinney, dove into the obstacles that stand in the way of being truly antiracist in thought and in practice—and what we can do about it.

Session 3 - Unpacking Race, Wealth, and Individual Power​

On September 23, 2020, we hosted the third conversation of our Unpacking series titled, “Unpacking Race, Wealth, and Individual Power.” We were joined by Brookings Institution Fellow and author Dr. Andre Perry and the Director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics David Axelrod to discuss racial wealth inequality in America.