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"Simply Because People Refuse to See Me."
How Racial Justice can inform Social, Educational, and Employment Equity Needs Today
AIRED Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 1:00-2:00 EST
Dr. Yohuru Williams
Distinguished University Chair and Professor
Racial Justice Initiative, University of St. Thomas
Current Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
University of St. Thomas
On June 17 2020, The University of St. Thomas, in Minneapolis MN, announced the formation of a new Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) to be headed by Dr. Yohuru Williams, current dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Williams was set to take new role at St. Johns in NYC at the end of June, but after careful consideration, instead opted to stay at St. Thomas to start RJI, given that Minneapolis and St. Paul are at the epicenter of a national movement for substantive change in the racial justice landscape.
Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. from Howard University in 1998. Dr. Williams has held a variety of administrative posts including serving as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Fairfield University, Vice President for Public Education and Research at the Jackie Robinson Foundation in New York City, and Chief Historian for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
Dr. Williams is the author of Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven (Blackwell, 2006), Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement (Routledge, 2015), and Teaching beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies (Corwin Press, 2008) and the editor of A Constant Struggle: African-American History from 1865 to the Present Documents and Essays (Kendall Hunt, 2002). He is the co-editor of The Black Panthers: Portraits of an Unfinished Revolution (Nation Books, 2016), In Search of the Black Panther Party, New Perspectives on a Revolutionary Movement (Duke, 2006), and Liberated Territory: Toward a Local History of the Black Panther Party (Duke, 2008). He also served as general editor for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's 2002 and 2003 Black History Month publications, The Color Line Revisited (Tapestry Press, 2002) and The Souls of Black Folks: Centennial Reflections (Africa World Press, 2003). He also served as an advisor on the popular civil rights reader Putting the Movement Back into teaching Civil Rights.
Dr. Williams has appeared on a variety of local and national radio and television programs most notably Aljazeera America, BET, CSPAN, EBRU Today, Fox Business News, Fresh Outlook, Huff Post Live, and NPR and was featured in the Ken Burns PBS Documentary Jackie Robinson and the Stanley Nelson PBS Documentary: The Black Panthers. He is also one of the hosts of the History Channel’s Web Show Sound Smart. A regular political commentator on the Cliff Kelly Show on WVON, Chicago, Dr. Williams also blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and is a contributor to the Progressive Magazine.
Dr. Williams's scholarly articles have appeared in the American Bar Association’s Insights on Law and Society, The Organization of American Historians Magazine of History, The Black Scholar, The Journal of Black Studies, Pennsylvania History, Delaware History, the Journal of Civil and Human Rights and the Black History Bulletin. Dr. Williams is also presently finishing a new book entitled In the Shadow of the Whipping Post: Lynching, Capital Punishment, and Jim Crow Justice in Delaware 1865-1965 under contract with Cambridge University Press.
AIRED Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 1:00-2:00 EST
Scenario planning worksheet given to all attendees
Thomas J. Chermack, Ph.D.
Founder and Director
The Scenario Planning Institute
Chair, PhD program in
Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change
Colorado State University
Tom is a Professor in organizational studies at Colorado State University, where he serves as chair of the university’s PhD program in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change (OLPC). Tom teaches courses on scenario planning, human expertise, analysis in organizations, change management, and organization development. With a focus on the theoretical foundations and outcomes of scenario planning, Tom's research has won several awards for excellence based on demonstrating the benefits of scenario planning.
Tom is also the founder and Director of the Scenario Planning Institute, an organization that documents scenario planning activity, tracks research, facilitates seminars, and consults with organizations nationally and internationally.
In addition to his academic activities, Tom maintains his passion for serving industry and public clients as an advisor through Chermack Scenarios, a scenario planning consultancy.
Tom facilitates scenario planning projects that yield insights resulting in an enhanced ability to navigate environmental uncertainties.
Connect with Tom on LinkedIn.
Scenario planning, organizational learning, performance, change management, organizational development and design, business growth, and strategy
Scenario Planning in Organizations: How to Create, Use, and Assess Scenarios, 2011
Theory Building in Applied Disciplines, 2013
Foundations of Scenario Planning: The Story of Pierre Wack (Routledge International Studies in Business History), 2017
Author of over 70 research reports in scholarly publications
Distinguished Teaching Award, Colorado State University, 2014
Distinguished Scholar Award – 2009, Academy of Human Resource Development
Numerous research article awards and “Cutting Edge” Paper awards – 2004 – 2019.
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