Event to Examine Intersects of Gender, Health, Technology, Violence, and Race
Washington, D.C. – The National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to announce its annual Racial Justice Summit on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. This past year, we have seen the pandemic agitate the unrest that has fueled a movement of grassroots activism on racial justice. It has forced many leaders, activists, and communities to reflect upon existing structural racist systems and deconstruct and evaluate different policies and their ability to adapt to a rapidly evolving country.
At this year’s Racial Justice Summit, our remarkable speakers and panelists will engage in a discussion about racialized policy in the U.S and the grotesque structural inequities that have emerged as a result. The Summit’s first panel will focus on the current polarized political landscape and what it means for the fight for reproductive justice. NOW’s second panel will unpack the history of our current criminal justice system, the campaign against police brutality, and what we can do to implement reform using a racial justice lens. Next, the Summit will move to technology, addressing digital inequities and oppression and what they mean for the future of ethical technology. NOW will wrap up the Summit with a discussion of our democratic systems and institutions and how we can reframe our discourse to ensure that marginalized communities’ voices are amplified and elevated in our debate of rebuilding democracy.
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2020; 11:00 am – 3:00 pm EST
Where: Virtual event – register here
Media: If you are interested in attending or connecting to any of our speakers/panelists, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: Joining NOW President Christian F. Nunes and Vice President Bear Atwood are:
U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Koa Beck, author, White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind
Michelle Batchelor, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
Julian Brave NoiseCat, Data for Progress
Jennifer Cheung, Women in Cyber Security
Sakira Cook, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Gaby Garcia-Vera, Catholics for Choice
Aditi Juneja, Protect Democracy
Leslie Miley, formerly The Obama Foundation
Stephanie Morales, Commonwealth’s Attorney Portsmouth, VA
Hassan Ahmad, The HMA Law Firm
Dr. Keith Robinson, UCLA Department of Sociology
Camille Stewart, Google
Additional Speakers and Panelists to be Announced.