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Virtual FAN Event with Dax-Devlon Ross and Marcus Campbell on June 17

June 10, 2021  1:20am CT


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“Letters to My White Male Friends,” a webinar featuring Dax-Devlon Ross and Marcus Campbell will be on Thursday, June 17, beginning at 7:00pm via Zoom. Registration is required.


In Letters to My White Male FriendsDax-Devlon Ross, J.D. speaks directly to the millions of middle-aged white men who are suddenly awakening to race and racism. Through his compelling personal story, an examination of what it means to be the first generation raised after the civil rights movement, and actionable steps toward repairing harm and taking just action, this book is a vital contribution to the literature on race in America.


After the murder of George Floyd in 2020, America’s on-going, systemic racism crisis was once again headline news. In the wake of mass protests, many white people started wondering what they could do to be better allies in the fight for racial justice. White men were—and are—finally realizing that simply not being racist isn’t enough to end racism. These men want deeper insight not only into how racism has harmed Black people, but, for the first time, into how it has harmed them. They are beginning to see that racism warps us all. Letters to My White Male Friends promises to help men who have said they are committed to change and to develop the capacity to see, feel, and sustain that commitment so they can help secure racial justice for us all.


Mr. Ross is the author of seven books and his journalism has been featured in TIMEThe GuardianThe New York TimesVirginia Quarterly ReviewThe Washington Post Magazine, and other national publications. He won the National Association of Black Journalists’ Investigative Reporting Award for his coverage of jury exclusion in North Carolina courts and is currently a reporting fellow at Type Investigations. A New York City teaching fellow turned non-profit executive, Mr. Ross is now a principal at the social impact consultancies, Dax-Dev and Third Settlements, both of which focus on designing disruptive strategies to generate equity in workplaces and education spaces alike.


Mr. Ross will be in conversation with Marcus Campbell, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent/Principal at Evanston Township High School. Dr. Campbell is also an adjunct lecturer in the Master of Science in Education Program at the School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University.


The event will be recorded and available later on FAN’s website and YouTube channel. For more information, visit