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Courageous Conversation’s Glenn Singleton Nurtured Public Dialogue Around Race

For more than 30 years, Glenn Singleton has been helping companies begin a dialogue around race and confront deeply entrenched habits and thought processes.

He has worked with ad agencies across the U.S., as well as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In February 2020, his Courageous Conversation Global Foundation introduced the “Not a Gun” campaign, created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners, to draw attention to Black people killed by police, often because officers claimed they thought the unarmed victim had a gun. This was before the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor or George Floyd, and the campaign became even more relevant as the year unfolded. A follow-up, “Being Black Is Not a Crime,” included a film and print ad designed for use as a poster to protest then-President Trump’s rally in Tusla, Oklahoma, which was originally scheduled for Juneteenth before being delayed after public outcry.

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Racial Justice Advocates Discuss Institutional Change at IOP Forum

Racial Justice Advocates Discuss Institutional Change at IOP Forum

By Michelle Bulin and Julia A. Maciejak—Dec. 1, 2022 Racial justice advocates shared methods to spearhead racial equity and bolster institutional change in a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday. The forum, the last of the fall semester, was part of a...