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Civil Unrest and the Fight for Justice: National Dialogue on Defending Our Collective Democracy

Civil Unrest and the Fight for Justice: A National Dialogue on Defending Our Collective Democracy

PEN America, Prism, Justice for Muslims Collective, the Baltimore Beat, and the Southern Center for Human Rights invite you to attend a live, virtual conversation on Thursday, June 4, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm Eastern Time.

Over the past week, communities across the country have risen up with protests and actions happening in all 50 states. While George Floyd is not the first Black person killed by police, what happened in Minneapolis seems to be a tipping point for those tired of witnessing injustice time and again. “Civil Unrest and the Fight for Justice” will look at what this current wave of protests means, how the media is covering these incidents, the attacks on press and civilians who are exercising their First Amendment rights, and how the rhetoric of criminality comes from our elected leaders including the president. 

A panel moderated by Anoa Changa, Prism
Featuring:

  • Tiffany Roberts, Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Maha Hilal, Justice for Muslims Collective
  • Lisa McCray, Baltimore Beat
  • Nora Benavidez, PEN America

This virtual event is free and open to the public on Streamyard and Facebook Live on Prism’s page.

Please confirm your registration at the link below, which will navigate to a Zoom registration page. For more information, contact Nora Benavidez, Director of U.S. Free Expression Programs at PEN America at nbenavidez@pen.org.

REGISTER HERE