EWC Seminars Live: Global Civil Rights Activists Find Their Collective Voice Webinar


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When: Sep 8 2020 - 4:00pm until Sep 8 2020 - 5:30pm
Where: Zoom Webinar

The East-West Center Seminars and Journalism Program invites you to attend
EWC Seminars Live:

Global Civil Rights Activists Find Their Collective Voice Webinar

Tuesday, September 8 | 4:00 – 5:30pm, Hawaii
Wednesday, September 9 | 12:00 – 1:30pm, Australia

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests have erupted across the globe, connecting millions of minorities in calling attention to economic disparities and inequalities, institutional discrimination, and police brutality in their own countries. The broad spread of these protests has amplified minority voices and their demands for change. In Tunisia, where upwards of 15% of the population identifies as black, protesters in Tunis gathered to demand educational and awareness efforts aimed at fighting racial discrimination and xenophobia. In the United Kingdom, the protests speak to the vulnerabilities felt by blacks, Asians, and minority ethnic peoples of which 1,500 have died in police custody since 1990. In Australia, huge crowds turned out in cities like Sydney and Melbourne, over systemic racism targeting Aboriginal people and the deaths of more than 400 Aboriginals since 1991 at the hands of police. Hear from a new generation of civil rights activists discuss how they’re finding their collective voice as well as fighting back against inequality, systematic racism, and police brutality.


Speakers: (listed in speaking order, Ms. Mosbah and Ms. Bangura appearing via pre-recorded video)

  • Adam GREEN, Associate Professor of American History, Department of History, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • DeRay MCKESSON, Civil Rights Activist, Podcast Host “Pod Save the People,” and Author, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Melina ABDULLAH, Co-founder, Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, and Professor, Pan-African Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Saadia MOSBAH, President, M’nemty, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Siana BANGURA, Producer, 1500 & Counting, Writer, and Community Organizer, Black Lives Matter UK, London, United Kingdom
  • Cheryl AXLEBY, Co-Chair, Change the Record; and Co-Chair and CEO, Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement South Australia, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, Melbourne, Australia



  • Lenneal J. HENDERSON, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Public and International Affairs, The University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland; and Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Virginia State University, Claremont, Virginia, USA


To register, visit www.eastwestcenter.org/EWCSeminarsLive


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