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 Allen, Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard
Shawn Healy, Democracy Program Director at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation