Racial Justice Conversations: Racial, Economic, and Climate Justice


Jul 16, 2020, 6:30 pm

Racial Justice Conversations: Racial, Economic, and Climate Justice
facilitated by Dr. David Derezotes and Dr. Charles Hoy-Ellis
Thursday, July 16th at 6:30pm MST

RSVP required. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/hRAZhvFkt4deibHg7

Please join us for the third conversation in our Racial Justice series on Thursday, July 16th from 6:30 to 8:00pm MST.

In this 90 minute zoom dialogue, facilitators Dr. Dave and Dr. Hoy-Ellis will chat about the connections between racial justice, economic justice, and climate justice. How are race, the economy, and climate change related? When the media talks about the economy or climate change, why aren’t they also talking about racial and social inequities? How has the pandemic in particular highlighted these inequities?

This introduction will be followed by a 60 minute community conversation, open to all participants, where everyone can contribute.

About the facilitators:
Dr. David Derezotes (Dr. Dave) is Professor, University of Utah, Chair of Mental Health, College of Social Work, Director of Peace & Conflict Studies, College of Humanities, Fellow, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, Facilitator for President Watkin’s Anti-Racism Task Force, Chair of Senate Advisory Committee on Diversity SACD, and MUSE Professor, Undergraduate Studies. He has been facilitating dialogues on campus and in the local and regional communities for over 30 years. When he is not working, or on his KRCL Radio program, The Radical Middle, he can often be found wandering on the Colorado Plateau.

Charles P. Hoy-Ellis received his Bachelor's in Honors Psychology at Seattle University (2002), and his Masters in Clinical/Contextual Social Work (2004). and Doctorate in Social Welfare (2015) at the University of Washington, Seattle. He joined the faculty at the University of Utah, College of Social Work as an Assistant Professor in 2015. Dr. Hoy-Ellis' research on the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority (SGM) people and communities is recognized nationally and internationally. He is a Co-Investigator with the Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging & Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS), and a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) Fellow at the University of Utah's College of Nursing.

More about Zoom:
This conversation will be held online over a Zoom call, which will require a computer (preferred) or phone with a microphone and camera. We request that all participants, if possible, utilize their video option for the duration of the conversation so we can connect face-to-face, as well as commit to attend for the entirety of the call. The link to the Zoom call will be emailed the day of the conversation to all those who signed up with the link above, along with instructions and tips for using Zoom. No password is necessary, since the link will only be sent to those who RSVP’d. Subtitles can be available on the call if requested at least two days before the conversation.


Virtual Community Conversations are not lectures, panels, town halls, or presentations – these are actual conversations which require active participation from everyone on the call. You don’t need any expertise to participate!

You should attend as an individual rather than expecting to represent an organization or speak on behalf of a group of people. This is a space to make mistakes, to listen more than you speak, and to learn that understanding our differences is the most productive way to move forward.

We do not record the calls or share any names or personal details from the call afterward – this is to honor the privacy and confidentiality of participants, as well as encourage both a safe and brave space for people to share and learn.


Online Program

Event Contact:

Caitlin McDonald
mcdonald@utahhumanities.org
https://forms.gle/hRAZhvFkt4deibHg7

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