Distinguished Speaker Series Continues Nov. 5 with Riki Wilchins

The second episode of our Distinguished Speaker Series airs this Thursday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. central and features Riki Wilchins. ⁠

Riki Wilchins has 25 years of experience in research, policy change, and program development on issues of race, gender and equity. She is the author of six books on gender theory and politics (including her 2019 book for funders and grantees: “Gender Norms & Intersectionality: A Guide to Race, Class and Gender”) and her writing has appeared in outlets like the Council on Foundations, GrantCraft, and National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). Riki has been profiled in the NY Times, and TIME magazine selected her among “100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century.”⁠


The series kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 29 with Dr. Jessica Pryce, continues on Thursday, Nov. 12 with Kevin Campbell, and wraps up on Wednesday, Nov. 18, with a live conversation between Texas CASA CEO Vicki Spriggs and Professor Ibram X. Kendi.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” 

– Dr. Jessica Pryce quoting a well-known Chinese Proverb in her episode of the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Dr. Pryce discussed the trauma of child separation, and proposed an innovative systems change, called blind removals, that has been improving equity in other states. If you missed her powerful talk, you can watch the recording at dss.texascasa.org.