Community at the Table Speaker Series - Dr. john a. powell (Online Event)

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 5:00pm

Presented with Marin County Office of Equity and Dominican University of CA

Tues., August 24, 2021 • 5:00pm PT • Live • Online

The Marin County Office of Equity is inviting residents to participate in installments of its Community at the Table: Leading with Anti-Racism Speaker Series. This series is in partnership with Book Passage and the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California. Please RSVP through Zoom using the above link to receive access to the online event.


john a. powell is the Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, a University of California Berkeley research institute that brings together scholars, organizers, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society, to create transformative change toward a more equitable nation. powell spells his name in lowercase based on the idea that we should be “part of the universe, not over it, as capitals signify.”

powell has written extensively on several issues including structural racism, racial justice, concentrated poverty, opportunity-based housing, voting rights, affirmative action in the United States, South Africa, and Brazil, racial and ethnic identity, spirituality and social justice, and the needs of citizens in a democratic society. He is the author of several books, including his most recent work, Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society.


Equity is one of the Marin County Board of Supervisors’ top-priority “Four E’s” of ongoing focus: Equity, Education, Economy, and Environment. The County’s focus on equity and inclusion includes condemnation of all forms of discrimination and intolerance. The County’s Office of Equity is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, culturally responsive culture of belonging that empowers the creation of transformational change that enriches lives. For more data about equity measures in Marin, check the County’s Equity Dashboard.



Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society Cover Image
ISBN: 9780253017710
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Published: Indiana University Press - January 26th, 2015