“Institutional racism” is a phrase we often hear, but one that is not often enough discussed, defined, or researched. Tonight we plan to take a look at the definition and historical roots of institutional racism, especially as they relate to today. Our panel of guests includes:
- A. Adar Ayira, Project Manager of the More in the Middle Initiative at Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action;
- Doug Colbert, University of Maryland Law School professor and co-chair of the Society of American Law Teachers’ (SALT) Access to Justice Curriculum Project;
- Michael Higginbotham, Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore, and author of the upcoming book, Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in “Post-Racial” America.
- Maegan La Mala Ortiz, freelance mediamaker and publisher of lamamitamala.com and vivirlatino.com