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race | Nov 4th, 2020

Liberty & Justice for All: A Lavin Exclusive

The United States has historically been a nation in deep denial of its own past. But today, the country—indeed, the entire world—is facing a racial reckoning of epic proportions. Between a global pandemic that disproportionately affects Black communities, the tragic deaths of George Floyd and... Continue Reading →
race | Aug 12th, 2020

How To Have Better Conversations About Race At Work

We, as a society, haven’t been the same since the horrifying video of George Floyd’s death circulated the Internet earlier this year. Beyond the international protests against police brutality, this tragic incident has sparked a wider conversation about racial bias in all areas of our... Continue Reading →
race | Jun 3rd, 2020

Black Lives Matter: A Statement from The Lavin Agency

We at The Lavin Agency have prided ourselves on supporting and aligning with diverse perspectives on race, religion, gender, sexuality, climate activism, and social justice. And while we normally let our speakers—the experts—do the talking, we also felt we had a responsibility to speak up ourselves... Continue Reading →
race | Apr 16th, 2020

Public Policy Expert Heather McGhee Explores the Hidden Cost of Racism in Her New TED Talk

In an eye-opening talk for TED, Heather McGhee reveals how a surprising on-air confrontation around racial prejudice helped her make a stunning realization about our current economic landscape. It turns out, racism isn’t just bad for people of color. It’s bad for everyone. As Heather McGhee... Continue Reading →
race | Jan 7th, 2020

Lavin's Top Race Speakers Explore the Past and Present, and Share Their Solutions for the Future

As we enter a new decade, there’s a lot to look forward to—and a lot left to fight for. And unfortunately, racism isn’t a relic of shameful times past—it’s still very much alive today. Here at The Lavin Agency, our Top Race Speakers tackle this tough topic from all angles—public policy, pop culture... Continue Reading →
race | Apr 25th, 2019

“This is Sarah Lewis. You Should Know Who She Is.” The Boston Globe Celebrates Lewis’ Groundbreaking Two-Day Conference on Arts, Race, and Justice.

Sarah Lewis is the visionary art historian and bestselling author whose “Vision and Justice” course at Harvard quickly became core curriculum. “Even in its infancy, the course was special,” says The Boston Globe in a profile and video celebrating Lewis’ history-making, two-day conference where... Continue Reading →
race | Mar 27th, 2019

Lavin’s Most Powerful Voices in the Fight Against White Nationalism

White nationalism looks and sounds different than it used to—in many cases appearing, thinly disguised, in mainstream media and at the highest levels of government. Add to that the power of the internet, making it easier than ever to radicalize, and you’ve got a scary situation that needs strong,... Continue Reading →