In 2020, E Pluribus Unum is hosting a multi-part series of conversations that bring together our country’s greatest thinkers, activists and leaders on race and equity. We seek to use this moment to confront the systems that have divided us for generations. The focus of the series is truth, action and reconciliation–ultimately, putting forward a vision for essential systemic reforms to shape long-term change, with the value of racial and economic equity at its core.  

In July, we started with the “truth” and our history. How did we get to where we currently are on criminal justice, health equity, economic opportunity and democracy?

Now in September, we are starting the “Action” Series, posing the question: knowing what we know, how do we move forward to build stronger, more equitable communities for all of us?

Join us for our first conversation in the “Action” Series where we will explore how leaders are defining what must be done to create real and lasting change.




Audacious Leadership

Thursday, September 17, 2020 
2:30 pm ET/1:30 pm CT

Through our work, E Pluribus Unum has found that there is entrenched distrust and disappointment in leadership, which is bred by persistent racial disparities and a perceived lack of transparency. Despite this distrust, many leaders across the South are deeply committed to strengthening their communities and are working to address the issues of race and class. This first conversation of the “Action” Series will provide a call-to-action for audacious leaders across the South and the country. From the global COVID-19 pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement, our country is now at a crossroads that is commanding the attention and action of our nation’s leaders at federal, regional, state and local levels.



La June Montgomery Tabron

President & CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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Mitch Landrieu

Founder & President, E Pluribus Unum 

Former Mayor, New Orleans, LA

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Jeff Raikes

Co-Founder, Raikes Foundation

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Mayor Levar Stoney

Mayor, Richmond, VA

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