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Say The Right Thing

February 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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In this NBCC Zoom event, two NYU scholars—and the authors of the forthcoming book Say the Right Thing: How to Talk About Identity, Diversity, and Justice—argue that sweeping legal changes aren’t the only way to make our country more fair and inclusive. It’s also day-to-day, person-to-person conversations that can move an entire society toward a brighter future. Moderated by NBCC member Julie Lythcott-Haims. This event will be streamed online with live captioning.

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Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and the faculty director of the Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. He is the author of three previous books, and his writing has been published in major academic journals as well as popular venues such as the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Yoshino is on the board of the Brennan Center for Justice, advisory boards for diversity and inclusion at Charter Communications and Morgan Stanley, and on the board of his children’s school.

David Glasgow is the executive director of the Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and an adjunct professor at NYU School of Law. He has written for a range of publications including the Harvard Business ReviewHuffPost, and Slate, and served as an Associate Director of the Public Interest Law Center at NYU School of Law.

Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. Her work encompasses writing, speaking, public service, and activism. She is a New York Times bestselling author of books on human development, a TED speaker, a former Stanford dean, and a lawyer, and she holds degrees from Stanford University (BA), Harvard Law (JD), and California College of the Arts (MFA). She has served on numerous nonprofit boards whose work focuses on equity, education, youth, wellness, or the arts, and she currently serves on the boards of Black Women’s Health Imperative and Narrative Magazine, and on the Board of Trustees at California College of the Arts. She serves on the advisory boards of, Sir Ken Robinson Foundation, and Baldwin for the Arts.


February 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm