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Stand for Racial Justice: Why Child Well-Being and Racial Equity go Hand-in-Hand


Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

Please join the Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke's Center for Child and Family Policy for the Spring 2021 Stand For Racial Justice virtual event featuring the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson on Thursday, March 25, 5-6 p.m. Register here for the talk "Why Child Well-Being and Racial Equity go Hand-in-Hand." Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, a pastor, philanthropist, activist and Duke alum, became the President and CEO of the Children's Defense Fund in December 2020. He is a national thought leader in racial justice, community organizing, and movement building and strong advocate for children's rights. Dr. Wilson joined the Children's Defense Fund with a focus on leading the current movement to end racial and economic injustice to ensure that every child has a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life. Previously, he was president & CEO of Deaconess Foundation, board chair for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and vice chair of the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). He is an advisor to the Democracy Fund. After the police killing of Michael Brown, Jr., Dr. Wilson co-chaired the Ferguson Commission. This 'Stand For' talk is co-sponsored by the Duke Divinity School and the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke.


Civic Engagement/Social Action, Diversity/Inclusion, Featured, Lecture/Talk, United States Focus, Webcast