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Diálogos: Standing Up To Racial Injustice

August 5, 2020 - August 6, 2020

Part 1 – Anti-Blackness in the Latinx Community

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

7:00pm – 8:15 PM EDT

Anti-Blackness within the Latinx community prevails in our history, language, beauty standards, and how we engage with our Afro-Latino community. If non-Black Latinos are serious about supporting Black Lives Matter activists, we must reckon with anti-Blackness within our community first. This panel aims to discuss the historical role of anti-Blackness in Latinx society, how it continues to manifest today, and how non-Black Latinos can be better advocates for change for the Black community.

To view the recording for Part 1, click here.

Marvin Figueroa
Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Office of Governor Ralph Northam, Commonwealth of Virginia
Jonathan Jayes-Green
Vice President of Programs
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Dania Matos, J.D.
Associate Chancellor & Chief Diversity Officer
University of California, Merced

Part 2 – Policy Solutions to Combat Racial Inequality

Thursday August 6, 2020

7:00pm – 8:15 PM EDT

This panel will explore critical policy topics that impact the Black community – specifically police funding, discrimination in housing and employment, to name a few. We will explore what it means to “defund the police”, what fair housing and employment law should look like, and how systemic racism more broadly impacts Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

To view the recording for Part 2, click here.

Khalilah M. Harris
Managing Director for K-12 Education Policy
Center for American Progress
Samuel N. Olivares
Community Activist
José Santos Woss
Legislative Manager for Criminal Justice and Election Integrity
Friends Committee on National Legislation


August 5, 2020
August 6, 2020