Racial Justice Series Continues with a Conversation with Former Members of Congress

Equally American’s Racial Justice Series continues tomorrow as former Members of Congress the Hon. Donna M. Christensen (USVI) and the Hon. Robert Underwood (Guam) join EA President Neil Weare for a virtual conversation on how systemic racism has impacted and continues to impact residents of U.S. territories. Part II of the series, The Left and Right's Blindspot in Systemic Racism: America's Colonies Problem, will take place on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 5-6 pm EST (6-7 pm in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 8-9 am on Thursday, January 27th in Guam). More information about the event, including speaker bios and free registration, is available here.

* A recording of the event is now available here *

 “I think people will find Congresswoman Christensen and Congressman Underwood's insiders account on how people really talk about U.S. territories in Washington to be very interesting, ” said EA President Neil Weare. "They both have had a first-hand experience of how structural racism has impacted law and policy in the territories."

Part I of the series, "Separate and Unequal": The Insular Cases, Race, and Discrimination in U.S. Territories, was a virtual conversation on systemic racism and the legal foundation of America's colonies problem with Guam Attorney General Leevin T. Camacho, D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine, Columbia Law Professor Christina D. Ponsa-Kraus, and ACLU Attorney Adriel I. Cepeda Derieux. A recording of that even is available here.

Part III of the series, titled Racial Equity and the Territories: What Can Philanthropy Do?, will engage leaders in the philanthropic sector in a virtual conversation about what can be done to better address racial equity issues facing residents of U.S. territories.  Speakers and dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

More information about Equally American is available at www.equalrightsnow.org.

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