Racism is America’s most challenging issue. It has led to the oppression and marginalization of people, preventing them from full participation in the life of society. This panel will explore a framework to overcome racism at the level of the individual, the community, and the institution.
Dr. Ashtiani is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University, Fullerton. Her research examines the barriers historically marginalized youth face in their pathways to educational and labor market success, with a focus on racial inequities created and perpetuated by the criminal justice system.
Nanabah Foguth Bulman is from the Navajo reservation in Northern Arizona. She has worked closely with the junior youth program and has been working at the Native American Bahá’í Institute as program coordinator. Her focus is creating spaces for local resources to explore how elements in our culture are reinforced by principles of the Faith.
Zhaleh Boyd is a second-generation Bahá’í and CEO of Zhaleh Solutions, a consulting firm providing human trafficking intervention design to governmental, non-governmental, community based, and corporate organizations. Zhaleh has a Masters in Public Diplomacy from University of Southern California and a PhD in Contemporary Slavery from the University of Hull-WISE.
Dr. Robin Chandler is a tenured professor at Northeastern University in Boston. A sociologist working in international development as a specialist in gender and cultural competency, Chandler has worked on six continents, is the recipient of grant awards from the Fulbright Commission, the National Science Foundation, and has an extensive publication record.