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FEI Chicago Uncomfortable Conversations about Race Series | Addressing Systemic Racism with Dr. Donna Marino

FEI Chicago Uncomfortable Conversations about Race Series
Addressing Systemic Racism with Dr. Donna Marino​


Thursday, October 29, 2020
4:30—6:00 pm

Via Zoom.
A link to the webinar will be sent via email to all registrants the day before the session.

Open to FEI Members, Sponsors and their Guests.  Sponsors email for a code to register online.
RSVP by Tuesday, October 27, 2020 

The Role of White Americans in Disrupting Systemic Racism
Through our “Uncomfortable Conversations about Race” series,  FEI Chicago is proud to support our members with resources and forums that better equip you to lead your business and serve your community on the important topics of equity, economic inequality, and racial injustice.
Systemic racism is, by definition, any organization, program or policy which favors one group over another.  Systemic racism exists where one population group receives a disproportionate share of opportunities, access or resources (e.g. jobs, mortgages, or education).  In order to understand the origins and functions of systemic racism in America, we must understand our history and how it continues to shape society today. In this session, our 3rd event in the series, Dr. Donna Marino will share insights into our history and the role White Americans play in disrupting racist systems.  While this candid conversation may be uncomfortable, it promises to be thought-provoking and actionable.
This session features a 30 minute presentation by Dr. Marino and 45 minutes in small group breakouts. 

As always this educational series is free to FEI Chicago members. For those interested in supporting local racial justice organizations, please consider:

My Block, My Hood, My City provides underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood.  We take students on explorations focused on STEM, Arts & Culture, Citizenry & Volunteerism, Health, Community Development, Culinary Arts, and Entrepreneurism. In collaboration with the City of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust and One Chicago Fund have launched the Together Now fund to raise funds from Chicago’s philanthropies, corporations, and individuals and from other federal and City funds, all of which will be granted to entities that will in turn make grants to small businesses across the City. Woods Fund is a bold grantmaking foundation that finds-and-funds projects that draw on the power of communities to fight the brutality of structural racism and economic injustice. It promotes social, economic, and racial justice through the support of community organizing and public policy advocacy that engages people that are most impacted.
For those interested in learning more about racial injustice and inequality in advance of the event, below are a few resources on:


Dr. Donna Marino

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Executive Coach