Compelling conversation during UCW’s Spring Annual Luncheon

On Thursday April 14th UCW held it’s annual Spring Luncheon event over Zoom to hear from guest speaker Dr. Michele Goodwin. Dr. Goodwin shared an informative and interesting presentation, and members in attendance had really thought provoking questions.

As an authority on civil liberties, civil rights, and cultural politics, Dr. Goodwin’s talk was about the recent police shootings that have happened. She talked about the history of racism in this country and how the narrative/image we’ve perpetuated over time has kept us from discussing anything outside that narrative: That racism also exists outside the South, and how white supremacy not only effects people of color but anyone deemed undesirable (the poor, women, the differently abled). And how all of this has led us to the reality we see today. With the current events going on today it was a very impactful talk about the times we’re currently living in. And we hope all who attended came away a little more enlightened and with some food for thought.

If you thought the Spring Luncheon was a great event, be sure to attend our upcoming events as well! Check out the 2020-2021 Events page to see what we have coming up!

Dr. Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy

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