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Day 3 Concurrent Session - Local Activism and the Pursuit of Racial Justice

A single voice is often not heard and yet, when they come together, the world can hear. How can we come together to ensure that activism and promotion of redress of U.S. historical racial justices are brought to the forefront of our communities? While high-profile reparation efforts garner media attention, many local restitution efforts often lack greater support and cross-sector awareness. The U.S. African American Redress Network is an innovative model for scholars and advocates to further groundbreaking work in activism and to promote redress for U.S. historical racial injustices. A collaboration between Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) and Howard University’s Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center (TMCRC), the project currently consists of over 200 members from 30 states and includes activists, scholars and artists working in the field of redress.  The Network’s website launched on Juneteenth 2020 highlights approximately 120 local redress efforts within the South Atlantic region of the U.S.  Through this collaboration, more easily accessible and proactive shared exchanges among the partner organizations will enhance the public knowledge and would legitimize redress to greater segments of the public on a significant scale. This session will introduce this Network, discuss why it is necessary, and share examples of local redress efforts.

Date & Time: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm EST