Topic 3 |The Last Jim Crow Generation:
The High Price of Silence
Learn about Cleo’s generation, the generation that grew up during what felt like the final battle of a war to preserve the benefits of the Jim Crow system. After decades of segregation, Black and whites were thrust together as teens or young adults under an unspoken vow of silence.
What did our generation learn and what legacy of disfunction have we passed down to the people we mentored? What happens when people or even a country pretends that something really bad never happened, even when the people who did it and to whom it happened are still alive?
Gain an understanding of the how and why of Jim Crow, why honest historically-based conversations are so difficult. Explore the CRT movement—why it grew so quickly, how another generation is choosing silence, and what it is costing us.
Learn skills for better conversations around race and valuable lessons learned during race work following a massacre at a historical African American church in Charleston, SC.
Format: Conversations, Lectures, Panels, Keynote