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Basic Black: Race, Reaction, Resilience

October 30, 2015

This week the conversation is resilience – we’re joined by S. Atyia Martin, the first Chief Resilience Officer for the city of Boston. Although Dr. Martin’s background is in emergency planning, part of her mission involves resilience in communities. For communities of color, resilience is the key to surviving and thriving. This is especially true of immigrant, low income and working class populations. We’ll also take a look at the role of school resource officers and law enforcement inside the classroom in the wake of a viral video that led to the firing of a police officer in South Carolina.

Panelists:
- Callie Crossley, Host, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH News
- Kim McLarin, Associate Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College
- S. Atyia Martin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Boston
- Andrew Leong, Associate Professor of Law, Social Justice, and Asian American Studies
- Damon Smith, Principal, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School