The Utah Black Chamber of Commerce is partnering with The Leonardo to engage our community in ongoing dialogue and programs to promote social justice and economic equity in Utah.
Sorting Out Race demonstrates in obvious ways how systemic racism manifests itself in our daily lives. Every day thrift stores across America receive donations of objects that display racial imagery— antique advertising cards, collectible salt-and-pepper shakers, vintage children’s books, and mugs with sports team mascots. Are these objects harmless reminders of historical attitudes or do they continue to perpetuate negative stereotypes about race? Should thrift stores sell these objects? Or should they be “sorted out” of the resale environment and discarded?
Date: March 16th
Discussion Topic: Stereotypes and Pop Culture
Tickets are limited to allow for distancing and all attendees are required to wear masks.
All panels will be moderated by the Utah Black Chamber and are free to the public