Essential Stories from the Front Lines

Black Lives Matter: How Can White Men Express Solidarity?

6 #BlackLivesMatter Activists across the U.S., explore the question:

What is the Relationship Between Patriarchy and Racism?

Round Table Conversation with

DR. TE BASSETT, Psychologist, Professor, Pastor committed to affecting change. She has 14 years of clinical experience in various settings including correctional facilities and colleges, most often focusing on trauma-informed care. Dr. Bassett is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology for the City University of New York and Long Island University-Post, as well as Associate Pastor of Counseling & Mental Health of The Excelling Church – Queens Campus in NYC. SUE COOL, Producer, Creative Producer, and Technical Producer of live broadcasts, live events, music, and on-location films for over 30 years, fierce and compassionate advocate and fighter for human equity, dignity, and global human rights (unrelated to country of citizenship), redefining compassion through social activism, dialogue and community outreach in Portland, OR. LATOYA FERNANDEZ, Restorative Justice Coordinator, Founder of, Dean of Students at Downtown College Prep El Camino, District 3 Neighborhoods Commissions, Education Consultant, Public Speaker, Hip Hop/Spoken word artist in San Jose, CA.

ROSALIND KINGSLEY HURST, Mental Health Specialist II, and Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee with Wellness Together, currently providing services to students grades 6 through 12. She is an advocate for mental health, self-care, and student support, and currently contributing to Blue Sheild of California’s Blue Sky Student Mental Health Initiative in Oakland, CA.

OMKARI WILLIAMS, Podcast Host of Stepping Into Truth: Conversations on Race, Gender, and Social Justice; and Certified Coach who works with ordinary people who see wrong in the world and want to make it right in Chicago, IL.

RAFIA ZAKARIA, Attorney and Author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan and Veil. She writes the “Alienated” column for the Baffler and a column on Pakistan women for Dawn, Pakistan.

Spoken Word Performance by: JOY DALGUNTAS, Independent Writer and Director, who has also worked as a professional background actor in the industry on shows like Scandal. She studied Business Administration: Marketing and Management at Cal State LA in East Los Angeles and is using her skills to pursue a career in film. Her goal as a filmmaker is to support women, Black lives that DO matter, Latinx, Asian American, Indigenous peoples, and the LGBTQQIA community both in front of and behind the camera.