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Annual Martha’s Vineyard Forum: Black and Blue: Policing the Color Line Aug. 19


Annual Martha’s Vineyard Forum: Black and Blue: Policing the Color Line

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Doors open at 12:00 pm
Event Time: 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center
Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School
Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA

Confirmed participants:

Moderator: Steven Hawkins, Executive Director, Amnesty International USA

Panel 1: Policing the Color Line

  • Ras Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark, NJ
  • Marc Lamont Hill, BET News Correspondent
  • Raj Jayadev, Founder of the AC Justice Project
  • Marcellus McRae, Partner, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP
  • Connie Rice, Co-founder and Co-director, the Advancement Project
  • Lisa Thurau, Founder and Executive Director, Strategies for Youth

Panel 2: Getting to the Other Side

  • Daniel Beaty, Artist/Activist and Founder, I Dream
  • Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
  • Bithiah Carter, President, New England Blacks in Philanthropy
  • Patrisse Cullors, Co-founder, #Blacklivesmatter
  • Justin Hansford, Professor, St. Louis University School of Law
  • DeRay Mckesson, Activist/Organizer

Vocal performance by Michelle Holland.

We will also be featuring four short clips produced by BET’s What’s at Stake.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Ford Foundation

– See more at: http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org/2015/08/black-and-blue-policing-and-the-color-line/#sthash.qsDJmBRG.qzamyaaI.dpuf

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