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Loretta Ross

Visiting Associate Professor, Smith College, Program for the Study of Women and Gender

Opening Plenary Session—Thursday, November 4

What if we called people in, rather than called them out? Publicly shaming individuals with whom we disagree has become so easy, especially with the use of social media, which allows outrage to build incredibly quickly. Yet this practice does little to solve issues, educate people, and allow our society to progress.

About the Speaker
Loretta Ross is an award-winning, nationally-recognized expert on racism and racial justice, women's rights, and human rights. Her work emphasizes the intersectionality of social justice issues and how intersectionality can fuel transformation.

Ross is a visiting associate professor at Smith College in Northampton, MA, in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender, teaching courses on white supremacy, race and culture in America, human rights, and calling in the calling out culture.