Russell Simmons is to host a reception on race in America featuring the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) at his new Beverly Hills home next week.The Center for Social Inclusion works to unite public policy research and grassroots advocacy to transform structural inequity and exclusion into structural fairness and inclusion. They work with community groups and national organizations to develop policy ideas, foster effective leadership, and develop communications tools for an opportunity-rich world in which we all will thrive.WHO: Russell Simmons, business leader and philanthropist, and the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). Celebrities, political leaders, advocates and other dignitaries will be in attendance.WHAT: Cocktail reception at the new Beverly Hills home of Russell Simmons supporting the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). Maya Wiley, President of CSI, will lead a critical conversation about race in America, with emphasis on why we need to talk about race and how we can talk about it effectively. The evening will celebrate the work of Maya and the Center for Social Inclusion.WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.