Topic: The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions For a Broken System (St. Martin’s Press, February 2022)
Speaker: Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman
Date & Time: June 7, 2022 5-6PM EST
Location: Online. Rotman events will send all registrants the link for the livestream before the event.
In Conversation with: Sonia Kang, Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management, Department of Management; Faculty Research Fellow, Institute for Gender and the Economy, Rotman School of Management
Book Synopsis: The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions For a Broken System features Black voices across economics, education, health, climate, and technology, speaking to the question “What’s next?” as it pertains to centering Black people in policy matters in our country. Essays by Dr. Sandy Darity, Dr. Hedwig Lee, Mary Heglar, Janelle Jones, and others present groundbreaking ideas ranging from Black maternal health to reparations to AI bias to inclusive economic policy, with the potential to uplift and heal not only Black America, but the entire country.
About our Speakers: Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman is an award-winning Ghanaian-American researcher, entrepreneur, and writer. Her new book, The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions For a Broken System, is the first collection to exclusively feature Black scholars and experts across economics, education, health, climate, criminal justice, and technology. She graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2019 with a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics and a minor in Economics. Currently, she is a graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School studying public policy and economics. Her advocacy, research, and commentary are featured widely by media outlets such as Bloomberg, NPR, Teen Vogue, Slate, and The New York Times.
Dr. Sonia Kang is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management in the Department of Management, and Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and holds a cross-appointment to the Organizational Behaviour and HR Management area at Rotman. She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the Rotman School of Management’s Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) and Chief Scientist, Organizations in Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR). Sonia is also Special Advisor on Anti-Racism & Equity at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Sonia’s research has been published in journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and has been featured in media outlets such as The Globe and Mail and The Atlantic. Sonia also hosts the popular podcast For the Love of Work.
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