A June 4 virtual conversation on systemic racism, the current calls for justice for Black Americans, and ways to get engaged drew over 600 attendees. The event was hosted by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.
Speakers included David Anderson Hooker, associate professor of the practice of conflict transformation and peacebuilding; Ashley Bohrer, assistant professor of gender and peace studies; Helina Haile, 2020 Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Concentration graduate; Ann Mische, associate professor of sociology and peace studies; and Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead (M.A. '93), associate professor of communication and African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland and host of Today with Dr. Kaye on WEAA in Baltimore.
Watch the full conversation:
Resources mentioned by panelists during the webinar
From Ashley Bohrer:
- Your local bail bond fund
- National Lawyer's Guild
- Street medic organizations (a non-exhaustive list)
From Helina Haile:
- List of Minnnesota organizations to support
- Resources for supporting Minnesota protests
- Don't recreate policing with our community watch ( for non-Black neighbors)
- Educational resources: White Accomplices website, Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ), and TransformHarm.org
- Chicago Torture Justice Center
- Reformist reforms vs. abolitionist steps in policing (infographic)