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REAL Conversations: Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit

October 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by: The University of Rochester Diversity Advisory Council, the Black Alumni Network, and the Office of Equity and Inclusion

“Black people, young and old, are fatigued,” says award-winning diversity and inclusion leader, author, and University of Rochester life trustee Mary-Frances Winters ’73, ’82S (MBA) in her new book, Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit. This is the first book to define and explore Black fatigue, the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the physical and psychological health of Black people–and explain why and how society needs to collectively do more to combat its pernicious effects.

Join Winters for a powerful conversation about her book including the consequences of Black fatigue and her hope that her book will awaken activism in those who care about equity and justice.

Mary-Frances Winters ’73, ’82S (MBA)
Author and Diversity and Inclusion Leader
University of Rochester Life Trustee

with opening remarks from
Sarah C. Mangelsdorf
President and G. Robert Witmer, Jr. University Professor


October 28, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm