Becoming part of the solution: A virtual event with Dr. Robert Livingston, author of The Conversation

Date & Time
02.11.2021 10:30am - 11:45am
Virtual event


A virtual event with Dr. Robert Livingston, author of The Conversation: How seeking and speaking the truth about racism can radically transform individuals and organizations

How can we become part of the solution to address systemic racism in our country?

Join Beth Chandler, YW Boston President & CEO, and Dr. Robert Livingston, author and Lecturer of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, for a virtual conversation to explore how individuals and organizations can proceed with more intentional anti-racism work. Beth Chandler will share insights on how to turn objectives into lasting and measurable change, including learnings from YW Boston’s comprehensive Diversity, Equity & Inclusion services. Dr. Livingston will discuss frameworks from his newest book The Conversation, where he addresses three fundamental questions: What is racism? Why should everyone be more concerned about it? What can we do to eradicate it?

This virtual event will also include an optional networking portion and Question & Answer with the speakers. 


Date: February 11, 2021
Time: 10:30AM Р11:45AM
Location: Virtual event
Price: $25, including book




All tickets include a recording of the event and a hard copy of Dr. Robert Livingston’s new book The Conversation, valued at $28. Additional copies of the book may be purchased upon checkout.  


The Conversation Dr Robert Livingston

About the book 

The Conversation: How seeking and speaking the truth about racism can radically transform individuals and organizations by Dr. Robert Livingston 

An essential tool for individuals, organizations, and communities of all sizes to jump-start dialogue on racism and bias and to transform well-intentioned statements on diversity into concrete actions‚ÄĒfrom a leading Harvard social psychologist. In¬†The¬†Conversation, Robert Livingston addresses three simple but profound questions: What is racism? Why should everyone be more concerned about it? What can we do to eradicate it?¬†¬†

Social change requires social exchange. Founded on principles of psychology, sociology, management, and behavioral economics, The Conversation is a road map for uprooting entrenched biases and sharing candid, fact-based perspectives on race that will lead to increased awareness, empathy, and action. 


About the author and speakers 
Beth Chandler 

Beth Chandler joined YW Boston in November 2012, with more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. In August 2018, she was appointed President & CEO. Her breadth of work experience encompasses program development, delivery and evaluation, business development, and operations. As President & CEO of YW Boston, she leads the organization as it strives to build more inclusive environments in the City of Boston through a variety of DE&I services, youth programing, events, and advocacy work. As part of this work, YW Boston’s InclusionBoston program uses a customized and measurable change management process to help partner organizations achieve cultural shifts that support inclusive policies and practices. A former professional basketball player, Beth received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. 


Dr. Robert Livingston 

Dr. Robert Livingston is a social psychologist and one of the nation’s leading experts on the science underlying bias and racism. His research has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. For two decades, he has served as a diversity consultant to scores of Fortune 500 companies, public-sector agencies, and non-profit organizations. He has held professorships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and the University of Sussex. He currently serves on the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School.