Critical Conversations
Friday, August 7, 2020

Karen Fleshman, Esq.

Portrait of Karen Fleshman

Black coworkers are struggling with the trauma surrounding the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and so many other lost Black lives, in the midst of a pandemic and economic downturn that has disproportionately harmed Black people.

It’s beyond time for non-Black coworkers to confront anti-Blackness and become true allies to their coworkers. This first webinar (part one of a two-part series) is about the history of racism in the United States and how it manifests today in the workplace and community.

Karen Fleshmen is an activist, attorney, and educator dedicated to dismantling systemic racism and ending all forms of marginalization. Read more about Karen.


August 7, 2020
1:00-2:15pm PDT

Critical Conversations was launched in 2020 as a way for Gladstone community members to challenge and empower themselves by considering different ways of thinking through the lens of others. These discussions will encourage you to reframe or shift your perspective. All community members are encouraged to participate and continue the dialogue outside this forum.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.