News Talk 830 WCCO is committed to change in our communities. On October 29th, we debuted a new series that featured Dr. Verna Price, an author and speaker, who provided a seminar on how people can talk about racism (watch that video at the top of this page).
We find ourselves at a crossroads. Clearly change is needed when a group of people in this country feel persecuted, and feel like their voice isn’t being heard.
Dr. Price has said her goal is to facilitate conversations on racism and how it drives racial inequality and injustice at all levels of our community. Each conversation will engage ethnically diverse community members from across Minnesota in dialogue, critical thinking, reflections on shared experiences and innovative problem solving geared toward eradicating racism from our lives and institutions
Where part one was more of an introduction to our mission with Dr. Price, part two dives in to the topic of how we can have conversations around racism. Co-hosting the program will be WCCO’s 9:00a.m.-Noon host Cory Hepola.
The show this week will focus on defining racism from a historical context, how to start the conversation, and strategies for engaging in those conversations.
Dr. Price tells WCCO, “Together we are creating the change we wish to see in our community - a place where racism is actively being eradicated at all levels beginning with everyday people.”
For some, these might be uncomfortable conversations. For us, it’s a chance to listen, learn, and hopefully come to a place where we can all be, and do better. As Dr. Price says, there is only one race: the human race.
Show Schedule (some dates to be determined later)
October 29, 2020 - 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
What is Racism and WHY do we need to talk about it?
November 12, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
How to talk about Racism
December 3, 2020 6:30-8:00p.m.
Racism in the Media and what is the role of the media in perpetuating racism?
December 10, 2020 6:30-8:00p.m.
Racism in Education
January, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism in business and corporations
February, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism in Non-Profit Funding
March, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism, Police Brutality and the Courts
April, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism in Sports and Entertainment
May, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism in Mass Incarceration
June, 2020 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Racism in Your Community