YWCA Greenwich’s 2020 Stand Against Racism, traditionally an event that draws hundreds of community members to Greenwich Town Hall, took place on April 24.
The event featured a prerecorded conversation between YWCA Greenwich President and CEO, Mary Lee Kiernan and Professor Gautam Mukunda on the topic of civic engagement in the era of COVID -19.
Professor Mukunda is a research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the author of “Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter.” He is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program and Program for Emerging Technologies.
Professor Mukunda is also a Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellow, an NSF IGERT Fellow and Next Generation Fellow of The American Assembly. He is a Principal Investigator on the National Science Foundation’s Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, on the Chief of Naval Operation’s Executive Advisory Panel and a Jeopardy Champion.
Friday’s event highlighted the winners of the 2020 Racial Justice Scholarships: Yolanda Lewis, a student at Greenwich Academy and Dante White from Brunswick.
Both are seniors and have devoted themselves to promoting racial justice at their respective schools and throughout the community.
We also welcome people to join us in our Stand Against Racism by sharing a photo of themselves on social media with a sign saying I Stand Against Racism. #ywcagrnStandAgainstRacism