In July, E Pluribus Unum is hosting a multi-part series of conversations that bring together our country’s greatest thinkers, activists and leaders on race and equity. We seek to use this moment to confront the systems that have divided us for generations. The focus of the series will be truth, action and reconciliation–ultimately, putting forward a vision for essential systemic reforms to shape long-term change, with the value of racial and economic equity at its core.
We’re breaking up the discussions to do deep yet digestible dives into our past, starting with “truth” and our history. How did we get to where we currently are on criminal justice, health equity, economic opportunity and democracy?
Join us each Thursday at
2:30 pm ET / 1:30 Pm CT
as we explore how to Leverage this moment in history to make lasting change.
the TRUTH series: How we got here
Thursday, July 16, 2020
2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT
The brutal death of George Floyd has rightly trained our eyes on systemic racism and bias in our criminal justice system, as well as the long history of law enforcement’s excessive use of force, which has most often been used to oppress Black Americans in this country. Further, the United States incarcerates a greater share of its population than any other nation in the world, with a disproportionate impact on Black families. Throughout our history, policing and incarceration have been weaponized to oppress Black Americans and other communities resulting in disparate levels of freedom and equality. Join us as we explore how we got here–from the “slave patrol” through Jim Crow era policies to policing’s evolution the last few decades.
Commissioner Charles H. RAmsey
Retired Police Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department
Former Co-Chair, President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force
Commissioner Michael Harrison
Police Commissioner, Baltimore Police Department
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Professor of History, Race and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
HON. MITCH LANDRIEU
Founder and President, E Pluribus Unum
Former Mayor, City of New Orleans