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Partner Event | Educating Toward An Anti-Racist World

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Educating Toward An Anti-Racist World: Global Competence and Systemic Racism

Hosted by the Columbus Council on World Affairs

Featuring: Dr. Roberta Espinoza, Dr. Harvey Charles, Dr. Darla K. Deardorff


Global competence has become a staple in education curriculum. Schools and academic institutes of all kinds have recognized the need for students to be able to successfully navigate an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. This means being able to work and live with people of diverse backgrounds, recognize different perspectives, communicate cross-culturally, and take action on complex global issues. Yet, as global competency has grown, systemic racism continues to plague the fabric of society and our economy, not just in the United States, but globally.

While international educators address issues of cultural understanding, they historically have left issues of racism to diversity and inclusion specialists. But diversity and inclusion and cultural competency are inherently linked, and both require an interdisciplinary approach. How can one be culturally and globally competent if they are not prepared to address issues of race in their education, community and economy? International educators and cultural competency experts should be leaders in dismantling systemic racism, as global competency demands an understanding of all global issues, including racism.

So how can international educators and cultural competency experts lead in crafting a vision for a post-racist world? How can we leverage the multiple tools that intercultural learning and cross-cultural communication provides to develop the next generation of anti-racist leaders? How can we work to normalize cross-cultural and intercultural diversity in the communities that we inhabit? Join us on November 17th as experts, Dr. Harvey Charles, Dr. Roberta Espinoza, and Dr. Darla Deardorff, discuss these pressing questions, featuring an introduction by Yolanda Zepada – Assistant Vice Provost, The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion.




Promotional Partners: World Affairs Councils of America, Community Refugee and Immigration Services, World Affairs Council Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky, World Affairs Council of San Antonio, World Affairs Council of Connecticut, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Upstate International, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, World Oregon, The Ohio State University

This program is presented with the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) as part of their 2020 National Conference.  Register here to hear amazing speakers during the week of Nov 16-19.