36 minutes | Nov 6, 2020

Michele Thornton Ghee & Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. - The Role of Leaders in Driving Social Change and Justice (Ep. 4)

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Chair of the Department for African American Studies at Princeton University, and author of the New York Times Bestseller Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr and media executive, author, and public speaker Michele Thornton Ghee join host Gary Heil in exploring deep racial and social divisions in the US and the upswell of public outrage at the continued presence of systemic racism in our institutions.Glaude and Ghee sound a clarion call for leaders of all stripes to rise and be worthy of the moment, to rethink the fundamental structures of their organizations and to take responsibility for building a more just world. Key Topics:Clear and practical advice for leaders to combat racial and social injustice inside their own organizations - big and small.Why simply having a Chief Diversity Officer isn’t enough.How the choices executives make daily reduce opportunities for people of color and compound the inequalities of the past.The roots of the present political divisions in our country.Why combating racism cannot be done out of charity or philanthropy but out of a genuine desire for a more just world.Meet our host: https://www.wsb.com/speakers/gary-heil/Meet our speakers:https://www.wsb.com/speakers/eddie-s-glaude-jr/https://www.wsb.com/speakers/michele-thornton-ghee/About the series:Presented weekly, Leadership Lessons from the Fast Lane explores some of the most pressing challenges that leaders of today face, with the world’s most respected, creative, and successful thought leaders.Visit our website: https://www.wsb.com
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