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The Who We Are Project: The Truth About the Role of Anti-Black Racism in U.S. Policing

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May 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Presented by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. Free event!

Jeffery Robinson, CEO and Founder of The Who We Are Project, intends to be a central voice in correcting the narrative on our shared history of anti-Black racism in the United States. Robinson will examine the direct connection between laws on police use of force and laws and policies passed throughout history. He will address the connection between slave patrols and modern-day police departments. These kinds of connections are critical to understanding that the devaluation of Black lives today can be traced to historic examples of devaluation that continue unbroken throughout American history and especially the criminal justice system. The history Robinson imparts is not easy. It is not comfortable. But it is necessary. In the end, Robinson’s words are a call to arms. He empowers his audience to change the future, leaving them with a sense of optimism about what the United States could look like if we have the courage to change it.


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