Presented by The President’s Taskforce on Diversity & Inclusion.
Date: Friday, Feb. 26, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Online: Access the Zoom link via The Swarm
The insurrection at the Capitol in January was the culmination of a series of events anchored in the United States’ reckoning with our racial history and its modern day replication in systems and structures designed to limit Black Americans’ full participation in government and American life. The assault on democracy that took place on January 6, 2021 was anchored in the rhetoric that White Americans need to “take their country back.” Efforts to delegitimize election results by challenging the outcomes in areas where Black Americans voted in record numbers and attempts to stop the certification of a democratically elected president through violence and sedition were met with little reaction from law enforcement and juxtaposed with the militarized responses to Black Lives Matter protests and events that took place across the country this summer.
Please join our panelists – Jarvis Marlow-McCowin, Carla Michalak and Lea Webb — for a discussion on the violence that took place on January 6, ways that protest has been used to advance civil rights movements and other causes, and a look at the racialized differences in local and national responses to protests.
Submitted by: President’s Taskforce on Diversity & Inclusion