Join us for a conversation about race in the U.S., including the role of individuals, corporations, and other institutions in advancing racial equity. We will watch the award winning film, 13th, a movie about racism in the U.S. criminal justice system. Following the film screening will be a moderated panel followed by small group discussions.
DOORS OPEN 6:00pm, film will start promptly at 6:30pm
ADDRESS: Wharton campus (exact address to be updated)
Directed by celebrated filmmaker Ava Duvernay, the Academy Award Nominated Documentary, 13th, takes an unflinching look at mass incarceration in the United States and posits that slavery never ended in America, it merely mutated.
Please join Net Impact Philadelphia and our co-hosts: Return on Equality, Wharton's student led coalition; AAMBAA, Wharton's African American MBA Association; and From Privilege to Progress, the movement started after the viral video of two men unjustly arrested at a Starbucks.
Following the screening will be a moderated panel as well as small group discussions around questions such as: What is the role of allies in the fight for racial equity? What can companies/employers do to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity? What are some examples of progress?
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
About our co-hosts:
Return On Equality is a student-led coalition whose vision is to make Wharton a pioneering institution that deliberately equips students to be leaders and advocates of inclusive organizational practices, enabling individuals to be recognized and valued as their whole selves.
The African American MBA Association was formed in 1973, and was subsequently changed to AAMBAA in 1986. The organization was formed to augment the professional, academic, and social development of students of African descent at The Wharton School. The mission of AAMBAA is to support the continued achievement of students of African descent and to provide extensive resources to foster the successful progression from prospective students to Wharton alumni.
From Privilege to Progress: Find out how the viral video of two men unjustly arrested at a Starbucks started a national movement calling on allies to #ShowUp against racism on social media and in their everyday lives. https://fromprivilegetoprogress.org/