“People often ask me what do I see as the difference between the discourse in South Africa and the discourse in the United States, and I often say that in South Africa race is on the table; in the United States it’s under the table if it’s anywhere in the room. We don’t want to talk about it publicly.” Ambassador James A. Joseph

Several family members from Traces of the Trade participated in the Council on Foundation Philanthropy Summit in Washington, DC in early May. This was a gathering of thousands of people connected with one of the most influential segments of American society: philanthropic foundations. Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media featured a screening of Traces of the Trade at the just-opened Newseum. More than 400 people attended the screening.

The panel discussion that followed, moderated by Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree and PBS NewsHour journalist Judy Woodruff, is now available for viewing online. The esteemed panel was comprised of Dr. J. Bryan Hehir of the Kennedy School of Government, former Ambassador to South Africa James Joseph, Prof. Goodwin Liu of the UC Berkeley Law School, and Ruth A. Wooden, President of Public Agenda.

This is one stimulating panel discussion. I strongly encourage you to watch it.