Time for Action: Transitional Justice and Legacies of Racism in the US

Date and time: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:30
Virtual - Evenbrite

How can transitional justice help us address racism in the United States?

Join a panel of memory activists, politicians, justice advocates, and international experts to discuss the ways in which international transitional justice experiences can serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for efforts to address racial injustice in the United States. Panelists will discuss efforts they have undertaken or are currently undertaking at the local, regional, and national levels to advance justice, acknowledgment, memorialization, and repair for communities of color in the United States. Drawing on examples from other countries, panelists will also share reflections on how to increase the impact of processes to reckon with legacies of human rights violations in the United States.

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Program Schedule

Introduction: Jennifer Trahan, Clinical Professor, NYU-SPS Center for Global Affairs

Moderator: Anna Myriam Roccatello, Deputy Director and Director of Communications, International Center for Transitional Justice

Building a National Movement for Reparations

  • Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission; President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century.

Advancing Memorialization and Reparation at the Community and City Level:

  • Piper Anderson, Adjunct Faculty, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU, Founder of Create Forward, Project Lead, Rikers Island Public Memory Project.

Reckoning with a Violent Past at the State Level:

  • David Fakunle, Ph.D., Chair, Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission; CEO, DiscoverME/RecoverME: Enrichment Through the African Oral Tradition

Inspiration from Abroad:

  • Virginie Ladisch, Senior Expert, Truth Seeking and Civic Engagement, International Center for Transitional Justice


This event is co-sponsored by NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs and the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)