Conversation with Darren Walker, Kimberlé Crenshaw & Bryan Stevenson

Program Dates 
July 28, 2021 12:00 p.m. ET

Virtual - Darren Walker and Hilary Pennington of the Ford Foundation invite you to a special briefing on behalf of Kimberlé Crenshaw, the African American Policy Forum, and the Center for Intersectionality & Social Policy Studies

Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw is a giant among legal scholars, perhaps best known for her foundational work on critical race theory and intersectionality. Now, as many of you know, reactionary forces have deemed her work an attack on American history and identity.

What these critics get wrong is the necessity of analyzing how racism and sexism are embedded in law, policy, and practice, if we are to achieve an equitable society and democracy. Indeed, to move forward, it is of critical importance that we see people as whole beings in their multiple dimensions and identities, and that we understand the difference that difference makes. The work of the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) does just that.

We are inviting funders across a range of fields who share a common interest in dismantling structural racism and sexism to hear about the work that AAPF is leading in this critical moment of threat and opportunity. AAPF and its sister research institute, the Center for Intersectionality & Social Policy Studies, are working overtime to counter a rash of legislation and school-board policies designed to forbid teaching about structural racism in public curricula. At the same time, in the wake of last year’s “racial reckoning,” AAPF is responding to a flood of requests from non-profits, corporations, and academic institutions for its expertise.

This briefing is a unique opportunity to hear about the urgency of the moment, AAPF’s role and plans in response, and the long-term needs of the organization as it responds to unprecedented demand for its expertise. Registration closes July 23.

Learn more and register here.