NCC Director of Community Engagement Moderates Panel Discussion
NCC Director of Community Engagement Richard Cammarieri, bottom right, moderates a panel discussion entitled White Fragility: A Conversation of Allyship. The panel participants were Mark Katz, top left, Tobie Stein, top right, and Becca Zimmerman, bottom left.

NCC Director of Community Engagement Moderates Panel Discussion

New Community Director of Community Engagement Richard Cammarieri moderated a virtual panel discussion Aug. 24 entitled White Fragility: A Conversation of Allyship. The event was part of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) True Diversity Film Series, done in partnership with PSEG. The discussion was based on a film of author Robin DiAngelo reading from her book, White Fragility: “Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.”

The panel consisted of Mark Katz, Tobie Stein and Becca Zimmerman. Katz is a John P. Barker Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Founding Director of the hip hop cultural diplomacy program, Next Level. He is the author of “Build: The Power of Hip Hop Diplomacy in a Divided World.” Stein is a two-time Fulbright Specialist and a member of the Diversity Scholars Network at the National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan, and a member of the American Sociological Association. Zimmerman is a two-time Fulbright Specialist and a member of the Diversity Scholars Network at the National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan, and a member of the American Sociological Association.

The virtual panel discussion was held via Zoom and a recording can be found on the NJPAC Facebook page or on the New Community Corporation Facebook page.

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