Lansing Economic Club With Loretta J. Ross, “Calling in the Calling Out Culture”
Tuesday, March 2
10:40 am-11:15 pm
Join us Tuesday, March 2 from 10:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. for the Lansing Economic Club partnering with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Commission of Mid-Michigan to feature Professor Loretta Ross, Institute for Democratic Education and Culture. Professor Ross appears regularly in major media outlets about the issues of our day. She was recently featured in a New York Times piece, “What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?” which will be the focus of the conversation.
We are facing a tumultuous future in this country, with the rise of neo-fascism scaffolded by the Republicans in the context of neo-liberalism enabled by the Democrats. Fighting against oppression and injustice are the dues we pay for the privilege of being conscious and we are honored to be able to challenge it with great responsibility. We begin to build a unified and strategic human rights movement that weaves our strengths together, that uses our differences as a platform for modeling a positive future built on justice and the politics of love, rather than a return to the past based on the politics of fear and prejudice. However, to create this movement we need to make a commitment to recognize and support each other – calling people in rather than calling them out, a prerequisite for building a united movement for human rights.
The program begins at 11 a.m. Virtual networking will occur before the program from 10:40-11 a.m. and after the program from noon to 12:15 p.m.