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Online Event: Civics as a National Security Imperative: Addressing Racial Injustice (Part 2 of 2)

July 2, 2020 • 4:00 – 5:00 pm EDT

Part 2: The Role of Civics in Addressing Racial Injustice

Racism in the U.S., tragically evidenced by the killings of Black men and women at the hands of police and reflected in the disparate impact of Covid-19 on people of color, should be addressed as a fundamental issue of human rights.  But does it also threaten national security? Can empowered civic engagement through revitalized civics education play a role in addressing it?  

Please join us on July 2nd (4:00-5:15pm EST) for the second part of this two-part conversation: "The Role of Civics in Addressing Racial Injustice." 

This panel will follow-up on the earlier conversation on racism as a national security threat, and will discuss how civics and civic engagement can address racial injustice and build societal resilience. This panel will include the following experts: 
  • Danielle AllenDirector of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard
  • Shawn HealyDemocracy Program Director at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • Amber Coleman-MortleyDirector of Social Engagement at iCivics
  • Andrew WilkesSenior Director of Policy Advocacy at Generation Citizen
  • Suzanne Spaulding (moderator), Director of the Defending Democratic Institutions Project at CSIS
Please follow this link to join the first part of the conversation,"Racial Injustice as a National Security Threat"which will take part on July 1st (4:00-5:15pm EST). 
 

This series is made possible by Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

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Suzanne Spaulding
Director, Defending Democratic Institutions, and Senior Adviser, Homeland Security, International Security Program
Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard
Democracy Program Director at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Senior Director of Policy Advocacy at Generation Citizen