https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNzEb77diyI Located in Montgomery, Alabama, the Memorial to Peace and Justice relates America’s history of racial terror and lynching. In this powerful, off-the-cuff conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, Bryan Stevenson shares why he hopes the memorial will be a tool to help heal a nation riven by centuries of racial injustice. (Note, Bryan spoke at the end of the TED Talk by architect Michael Murphy, designer of the memorial.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWK9m2Tfr8w A new campaign called Say Her Name addresses the lack of accountability for the deaths of black women and girls—and puts faces and names to the black and brown women whose lives have been cut short. But what do the survivors and families of victims have to say about the realities of policing black and brown communities?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhObhSenc5s Angela Davis and Michelle Alexander take part in a panel discussion on the issue of mass incarceration at Riverside Church in New York City on September 14, 2012. They answer the questions: what is the problem of mass incarceration and what does it say about the United States society?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdD3Ogv0UDg We begin our discussion with the assassination of 38-year-old Rio city council member and human rights activist Marielle Franco, who was killed last week. Franco, who was a black lesbian, was known for her fierce criticism of police killings in Brazil’s impoverished favela neighborhoods. Her death comes at a pivotal moment for Brazil and the future of democracy in South America’s largest country.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1fvr9rGgSg In this searching talk, Adam Foss, a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, makes his case for a reformed justice system that replaces wrath with opportunity, changing people’s lives for the better instead of ruining them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFwCBwpAFMA Millions of people have shared personal stories of sexual assault and harassment using the hashtag #MeToo. Tarana Burke the founder of the movement, wants to make sure marginalized voices aren’t lost in the conversation. Content Warning: Sexual Assault/Harassment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78RVT5LSX58 VW Sunday Sessions invites Amir George and Erin Christovale of Black Radical Imagination to present a special screening program featuring short films by Jamilah Sabur, Suné Woods, Vashti Harrison, and Ephraim Asili. This is the conversation with Ephraim Asili, Amir George and Erin Christovale that took place after the screening.