University Life Forum: Racial Justice, the Chauvin Trial, and Beyond

April 20 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Online

Event Organizer

University Life
Phone:
(212) 853-1628
Email:
Website:
https://universitylife.columbia.edu/

OPEN TO THE COLUMBIA COMMUNITY | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Hosted by

Office of University Life

Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Featuring

CARMELA  ALCÁNTARA

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Doctoral Education, Columbia School of Social Work

FARAH JASMINE GRIFFIN

Chair, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies; William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies & Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies

BERNARD HARCOURT

Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Columbia University

JOSEF SORETT

Professor and Chair, Department of Religion; Professor, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies

About the Event

As the nation anticipates closing arguments in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, this is a challenging time for many in our community. The issues this trial raises weigh heavily on many of us, even more with the recent killing of Daunte Wright by law enforcement just this week.

We hope you can join this moderated discussion, featuring Columbia faculty from across the University, in this pivotal moment in the American racial justice movement. A question-and-answer session will follow. Dennis A. Mitchell (bio), Professor of Dental Medicine at CUMC will share opening remarks.

Your advance questions are welcome, and can be submitted with your registration. The event will also be livestreamed on University Life’s YouTube channel and website.

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact Disability Services (disability@columbia.edu or 212-854-2388). Requests for CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) or sign language interpretation require two weeks’ notice.