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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
2pm EST

How We Repair It: Contested History — In Conversation with Eric Foner

To make sense of our seemingly intractably partisan and divided present, join us for a conversation with the expert on America’s riven past.  How can understanding the 1860s -- the decade in which our nation literally split apart — help us to navigate the 2020s? What are the unkept promises of Reconstruction, and how do legal precedents set years ago inform and influence our justice system today?  Is it finally time to finish the work of the Reconstruction Era, and what role can professionals play in reform?

Featuring:
Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University

Dr. Shannon Prince (FASPE Law 2016), Attorney, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP

Father Steven Bell (FASPE Board Member & Seminary Faculty),  Priest and Associate Pastor, Newman Hall/Holy Spirit parish, University of California at Berkeley


Stay tuned for more episodes in the series, Coming Soon!


Past Webinars in this Series


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
2pm EST

How We Repair It: We Still Have a Dream — Envisioning a More Perfect Union

How we remember and interpret the past four years may determine whether our nation survives the next four hundred.  Should we understand the invasion of the United States Capitol as an aberration or a manifestation of America’s nature?  What connections can be made between The Lost Cause and The Big Lie, and what role have religious leaders played in granting these myths moral authority? read more...

Featuring:
Dr. Shannon Prince (FASPE Law 2016), Attorney, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP

Father Steven Bell (FASPE Board Member & Seminary Faculty),  Priest and Associate Pastor, Newman Hall/Holy Spirit parish, University of California at Berkeley


About How We Repair It

“…being American is more than a pride we inherit, it’s the past we step into and how we repair it.” – Amanda Gorman

FASPE’s mission is to step into the history of our professions in order to establish the ethical responsibility of professionals today. The legacy of racism persists in part because of the role the professions played in embedding it in the very structures of our society.  Without reckoning with this fraught history, the professions are ill-equipped to do the necessary work of reshaping our institutions. Join us for a series of webinars featuring experts who will examine the role professionals have played in the institutionalization and perpetuation of oppression, and seek to identify how professionals can repair the structures that their forebears created.


Click here to view the archive of 2020 FASPE webinars.