University Life Forum: Racial Justice, the Chauvin Trial, and Beyond
OPEN TO THE COLUMBIA COMMUNITY | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Columbia University
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.
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