VIRTUAL EVENT: Riots in the Streets: Lessons from the 1960s for 2020

Event Civil Society
Event Civil Society

September 16, 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT: Riots in the Streets: Lessons from the 1960s for 2020

In 2020, American cities are being torn apart by riots and protests, much as they were in the 1960s.

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online

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In 2020, American cities are being torn apart by riots and protests, much as they were in the 1960s. Race relations are a common issue in both eras, but in other respects, 2020 could not be more different. In the 1960s, Martin Luther King, Jr. called for racial integration and civil rights in a colorblind world. Today’s large-scale protests and rallies for racial equality attract racially diverse crowds. These record long demonstrations are a mix of peaceful and violent protestors. Alarmingly, the demands by violent protestors are finding fertile ground among local leaders, universities, media outlets, and corporations. Our featured speakers will analyze how today's protests compare to the 1960s and highlight what's changed and stayed the same. Join us to discover notable lessons on how to respond to the violent protests of today.

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