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Stand For Racial Justice
Please join the Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke's Center for Child and Family Policy for the Spring 2021 Stand For Racial Justice virtual event featuring the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson on Thursday, March 25, 5-6 p.m.

Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, a pastor, philanthropist, activist and Duke alum, became the President and CEO of the Children's Defense Fund in December 2020. He is a national thought leader in racial justice, community organizing, and movement building and strong advocate for children's rights. Dr. Wilson joined the Children's Defense Fund with a focus on leading the current movement to end racial and economic injustice to ensure that every child has a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life.

Previously, he was president & CEO of Deaconess Foundation, board chair for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and vice chair of the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). He serves on boards for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Sojourners, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an advisor to the Democracy Fund. After the police killing of Michael Brown, Jr., Dr. Wilson co-chaired the Ferguson Commission.

This 'Stand For' talk is co-sponsored by the Duke Divinity School and the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke.

Mar 25, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson
President and CEO @Children's Defense Fund
The Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson is the President and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund. Dr. Wilson is a pastor, philanthropist and activist pursuing God’s vision of community marked by justice, peace and love. He is board chair for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and vice chair of the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE).