Gender Equity Needed Now More Than Ever

Bruce will discuss Ibram X Kinde’s book, How to be An Anti-racist and focus on the intersectionality of race and gender.  Kinde writes, “Frances Beal, audaciously proclaimed in 1968, ‘the black woman in America can justly be described as a “slave of a slave”, the victim of the “double jeopardy” of racism and sexism.’ ”  He will also talk about the six women in his life who have most influenced him and the world: 1. Mother Teresa of Calcutta , 2. Sister Joan Kirby (Catholic/Buddhist nun at the United Nations) , 3. Queen Mother Esther Kpabity, Manye Krobo Queen Mother’s Association, Ghana—ghana-2012 , 4. Pauline Park (Activist for Trans and Palestinian Rights) ,  5. Leslee Udwin, 6. Dharma Master Chen Yen, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation .

Bruce Knotts is the Director of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office. He joined the Department of State as a U.S. diplomat in 1984. In 2004, Bruce was elected to the Board of Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA). Bruce retired from the Foreign Service in 2007 and joined the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office as its Executive Director at the beginning of 2008.

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