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United Way series to discuss systemic racism in education

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Posted at 9:12 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 21:12:21-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The United Way of Central Indiana will continue its "Understanding the Roots of Racism" series with a pair of programs in November and December.

The November discussion, which will be held from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, will focus on systemic racism in education. In December, the discussion will focus on racial injustice in financial services. WRTV is the media sponsor for both programs.

The two additional programs come after more than 9,000 registered attendees and thousands more viewed livestreams of the first four parts of the series.

The program is free and participants can attend by registering online.

REGISTER | United Way of Central Indiana's "Understanding the Roots of Racism" series

Wednesday's session will be moderated by Rena Broadnax, director of 2Gen Education Investments at the United Way of Central Indiana. Panelists for the program include: Dr. Shawn Smith, superintendent of Lawrence Township Schools; Pat Payne, director of the Racial Equity Office for Indianapolis Public Schools and the Crispus Attucks Museum; Dr. Natasha Flowers, clinical associate professor at the IU School of Education at IUPUI; Brandon Brown, CEO of The Mind Trust; and Christine Garza, vice president of early learning administration at Early Learning Indiana.

Wednesday's program will be livestreamed on the WRTV Facebook and Twitter pages.

Details for the December program are still being finalized and will be announced at a later date.