An official website of the United States government

Valuing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Race in America and the Black Lives Matter Movement
March 9, 2021

Join us for a virtual discussion on how race relations in the United States are changing in the wake of Black Lives Matter, and what the newly-elected Biden administration means for the ongoing civil rights movement.

This edition of our Diplomacy Delivered virtual discussion series will feature Professor of Sociology and Rubenstein Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, Dr. Rashawn Ray, in conversation with award-winning writer, youth advocate, and this year’s winner of The Martin Luther King Jr Center’s ‘Youth Influencer of the Year’, Yasmin Poole.

We’ll cover topics including: how Black Lives Matter impacted race relations in the United States; ongoing efforts to address diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the ongoing challenges facing the global civil rights movement in 2021 and beyond.

The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A session, and audience questions are most welcome – please submit them in advance to AskEmbassyCanberra@state.gov, or in the Q&A window during the session.

Event Details

The discussion will be facilitated online by the U.S. Embassy Canberra from 11am-12pm AEDT on Thursday, March 18 via teleconferencing platform Zoom.

Click below to register, and we’ll email you login instructions on how to join the discussion prior to the event.

Click here to register for this event