event: Confronting the Ongoing History of Racial Violence in the United States 06/04/2020 @ 2p.m. est

THURSDAY, JUNE 04, 2020 at 2:00 pm (EST)


On Thursday, June 4 at 2 PM EST, a panel of civil rights leaders will discuss racial violence in the United States. Please RSVP here and you will receive a zoom link shortly before the event.

Confronting the Ongoing History of Racial Violence in the United States

Racial violence against Black people is a centuries old problem in the United States.  What is happening today is not new, and advocates around the country continue working tirelessly to stem the pervasive effects of racism on our society and to eradicate senseless deaths and killings.  Join us for a critical conversation with national leaders who are organizing and supporting communities around the nation to fight racial injustice and inequality.  Together, they’ll reflect on the history of anti-Black racism in the United States and on efforts to empower communities to stop racial violence.


  • Christina Swarns, incoming Executive Director, the Innocence Project; current President, Office of the Appellate Defender
  • Ryan Haygood, President and CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
  • Damon Hewitt, Executive Vice President, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Moderator: Leticia S. E. Haynes ’99, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Williams College

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