Day 1: Monday, September 10
PanelistsProf. Lawrence Brown - Columbia Univ.
Prof. Guian McKee - The Miller Center
Day 2: Tuesday, September 11
Since the early 1990s, the prison population of the United States has exploded, with African Americans disproportionately represented. From policing to prosecutions to sentencing, African Americans and their communities continue to be treated more harshly than other Americans. The events in Ferguson, Missouri, the shootings of unarmed African Americans and the Black Lives Matter movement have all helped bring fresh attention to this urgent social justice issue. This panel will bring together leading voices in the areas of policing and mass incarceration to discuss how we can reform these institutions and fight racist policies.
PanelistJamelle Bouie - Slate’s chief political correspondent and a political analyst for CBS News
Day 3: Wednesday, September 12
Over the past year, women have come forward in every sector of society to report sexual harassment, rape and other forms of gender-based violence, in and out of the workplace. The #MeToo movement has galvanized a new conversation about women’s civil rights in and out of the workplace. A generation after the Equal Rights movement, how far have we come as a society in combatting gender-based violence and discrimination, and what still needs to be done. Join us as prominent commentators assess the state of contemporary feminism and talk about how society can finally confront and overcome misogyny, violence and discrimination.
PanelistRebecca Traister - Writer at large for New York Magazine and the author of the New York Times best-seller All The Single Ladies
PanelistEric Holder - Former Attorney General of the United States
Day 4: Thursday, September 13
In our polarized political world, what role does activism have in reshaping our society? For most of our history, political parties have served an essential function, but today their power is at a low ebb. Has this created opportunities for activist to play a bigger part in the political process?