A Community Conversation: Allyship and the Mass. 54th: Advancing Our Journey to an Antiracist America
Tuesday, March 30
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Black Lives Matter has ignited public conversation about racial equity and justice. As the nation reckons with injustice, what does it mean to be an ally and/or accomplice?

On March 30, more than 270 people participated in our third Community Conversation: “Allyship and the Mass. 54th – Advancing Our March to an Anti-Racist America.” Moderated by WCVB journalist Karen Holmes Ward, panelists activist Malia Lazu, historian John Stauffer, and journalist Jeneé Osterheldt engaged in a spirited conversation about the enduring legacy of the Massachusetts 54th and Col. Robert Gould Shaw through an exploration of the roles allies, accomplices, and allyship play in building an antiracist society. Throughout the discussion, audience members shared their thoughts and questions via a virtual chat. Watch here.

Jeneé Osterheldt
Culture Columnist for the Boston Globe

Malia Lazu
Activist, lecturer at MIT, and founder of The Urban Labs

John Stauffer
Professor of English and African American Studies at Harvard University

Karen Holmes Ward
WCVB Director of Public Affairs and Host of “CityLine.”

Liz Vizza
President, Friends of the Public Garden