Kelly Writers House forum amplifies ideas and voices on racial justice

Penn Today
June 23, 2020

Kelly Writers House held a forum on racial justice featuring faculty, students, staff, and alumni reading written works, their own and those by others, that speak to these times.

“We firmly now and always stand against racial injustice, inequality, and police brutality. We resolutely affirm that Black lives matter. And we are committed as always to amplifying the ideas and voices of our community, many of whom are engaged daily in the necessary work of change,” said KWH Director Jessica Lowenthal to begin the event, reading from the statement written with Faculty Director Al Filreis and members of the staff.

Livestreamed and recorded, the videoconference forum was one step in that effort, said Heidi Kalloo, assistant program coordinator. The Writers House is forming a working group for racial justice to connect its community and share readings, writings, ideas, resources, and projects to provide information and comfort and to “challenge racist assumptions and structures.

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