Reckoning with Racial Injustice in the United States

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30
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NYU School of Law’s Lipton Hall, 110 West Third Street New York, NY 10012
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ICTJ and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law are pleased to announce that that Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, and Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, will join ICTJ President David Tolbert in conversation for the ninth Emilio Mignone Lecture on Transitional Justice. The November 9th lecture, titled “Reckoning with Racial Injustice in the United States,” aims to gather thinkers and actors in the continuing movement for racial justice in the United States. This includes human rights activists, policy makers, scholars, and practitioners engaged in confronting the history of racism in this country and ending its current manifestations.

Walker has been an outspoken advocate for the need to face the unbroken legacy of slavery, and under his leadership the Ford Foundation has been a key contributor to public discussions of race in the United States. Likewise, Ifill works at the forefront of public dialogue on race: she has written extensively about the silence surrounding the country’s history of lynching and about the struggle for structural change in the criminal justice system and beyond. ICTJ President David Tolbert will moderate the conversation. Tolbert has worked in the former Yugoslavia, Palestine, the Middle East, eastern Europe, Cambodia, Lebanon and a host of other countries, but his roots lie in the Carolinas, where he grew up in the segregated South and has advocated for the United States to confront its own troubled past.

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