Welcome to Social Justice Leaders #OnWhatMatters, a set of conversations between our executive vice president, Hilary Pennington, and non-profit vanguards who inspire us, teach us, and champion social justice.
This episode features Western States Center’s executive director, Eric Ward, a lifelong racial justice advocate, whose job it is to think about the threats to American democracy.
Eric talks with Hilary about race, violence, and the need for America to remember “we have more in common in our values than our ideologies allow us to remember.”
Considering the insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6th, this conversation is needed, more than ever.
PLEASE NOTE: This interview was filmed and edited before the events of January 6th.
Learn more about Western States Center here: https://www.westernstatescenter.org/