You can watch videos from the conference here.

Videos of Our Speakers:

Duke University sociology professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva offers some suggestions to white Americans who want to challenge the systems and institutions that give them privileges based on skin color.
The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas finds a lesson about racial privilege in the story of Jesus's encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well.

Trinity Videos on Race:

In this excerpt of his speech at the first of the Pre-TI Dialogues series, Bryan Stevenson, attorney, author, and advocate, urges us to change the narrative of racial difference created to justify slavery that still infects our country today.
The Most Rev. Dr. Thabo Makgoba, whose family was forcibly relocated when he was a teenager by the apartheid government and who is now Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has some practical advice for discussions about race and justice: start small.
Larry White, who runs a program inside New York prisons called Hope Lives for Lifers, once served a 25 years-to-life sentence and has a few recommendations, born of experience, of how a society should deal with crime and punishment.


To help you get a taste of Trinity Institute and prepare for the rich conversations at this year’s conference on racial justice, below is a list of reading recommendations. These books from some of our speakers as well as other important voices are a great preface to the issues that we’ll discuss at TI2016, including structural racism, mass incarceration, and policy change.

Books by our speakers:


Michele Norris (bio)

Nicholas Kristof (bio) & Sheryl WuDunn

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (bio)

Emilie Townes (bio)

Kelly Brown Douglas (bio)

Kelly Brown Douglas (bio)

Victor Rios (bio)

Anna Deavere Smith (bio)

Anna Deavere Smith (bio)

Other Suggested Reading:


Cornel West

Michelle Alexander

Bryan Stevenson

Alice Goffman

Jennifer Harvey

Howard J. Ross

Claude M. Steele

Shelly Tochluk

john a. powell

Derrick Bell

Keri Day

J. Kameron Carter

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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