R.A.C.E. Matters Series: Racial Inequity, Voter Suppression, and Democracy
The R.A.C.E. Matters Series will focus on four concepts: resistance, advocacy, community, and education. The virtual series will engage the Johns Hopkins community in dialogue as we reflect on racial injustice, police brutality, and social movements impacting marginalized communities of color. The conversation will challenge the Johns Hopkins community as individuals and as a collective to be intentional advocates and fully embrace the importance of an anti-racism stance. The series will provide a unique experience that will focus on academic research, current events, educational tools, storytelling, personal assessment, and on-going dialogues in dismantling racism in its many forms and levels. Overall, the Johns Hopkins community will be provided information that can transform theory into practice.
The format will consist of a panel of experts and two student co-moderators. The first session will focus on voter rights and the implications of voter suppression on black and brown communities across the country. The Center for Social Concern and Hopkins Votes will provide a brief video presentation encouraging all participants to register to vote and sharing information on how to do so.
The panel will feature the following distinguished panelist:
- Leigh Chapman, director of the Voting Rights Program at the Leadership Conference on Human Rights
- Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials
- Nathan D.B. Connolly, associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins
Who can attend?