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dr. powell returns to present “Belonging: A Call to Building a Healthy Community”

November 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


dr. john powell is returning to DeKalb for “Belonging: A Call to Building a Healthy Community,” an in-person conversation with the community on Monday, November 27, at the DeKalb High School auditorium.  A community meal will be offered at 5:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria with the presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. The family friendly event, meal, and presentation is free and open to the public.  The conversation will take a deeper look at what belonging is in DeKalb, why it matters, and the actions needed.  Additional information about the event is available at visitbelongingdekalb.com/events.  RSVPs are required for the meal and are appreciated for the presentation. RSVP at belonging.rsvpify.com.


 john a. powell 

Director, Othering and Belonging Institute 

Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies 

University of California at Berkeley 

 john a. powell is Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He was previously the Executive Director at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, and prior to that, the founder and director of the Institute for Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota. john formerly served as the National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He is a co-founder of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council and serves on the boards of several national and international organizations. john led the development of an “opportunity-based” model that connects affordable housing to education, health, health care, and employment and is well-known for his work developing the frameworks of “targeted universalism” and “othering and belonging” to effect equity-based interventions. john has taught at numerous law schools including Harvard and Columbia University. His latest book is Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society. 


November 27, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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