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Combatting Hate, Racism and Antisemitism in 2020: How Can You Be Part Of The Solution? (Joint Webinar by the AALL Caucuses)


Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (12pm - 1:30pm US/Central)



Overview


From the rise of hate speech online, the COVID-19 pandemic and its disparate impact on marginalized communities, to the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and too many others, it has never been more apparent that we all need to play a part in fighting for a world without hate and racism. Please join us for a discussion with national organizations on research, outreach, and programs on identifying and combating these issues as law librarians, and in the greater community. The speakers will also focus on how the current pandemic, as well as the massive protests, have brought to the forefront issues on racial inequalities, structural racism, and social justice.

Takeaways


Attendees will be able to 1) identify critical issues and barriers faced by marginalized communities; 2) build more inclusive and equitable workplace environments; and 3) take active steps to improve inequitable and problematic structures in their communities.

Speakers


Michelle Cosby, Director of the Law Library, Temple University School of Law, Moderator
Kevin Allis, CEO of the National Congress of American Indians
Paul Luu, Chief Executive Officer of the Chinese American Service League
Aryeh Tuchman, Associate Director, Center on Extremism, American Defamation League
Tanesha Williams, Attorney and Digital Campaign Manager, NAACP LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute

This webinar will be recorded and there will be time for questions from the audience. We expect the webinar to be around 90-minutes. If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact Shira Megerman, megerman@bu.edu, or Daniel Perlin, DPerlin@osgoode.yorku.ca.