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Fall 2020 Webinar and Podcast Series

For the Fall 2020 semester, the Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice is hosting a webinar/podcast series. These discussions feature activists in the Black Lives Matter and voting rights movements, veteran activists and historians of the Black Freedom Movement of the 1960s, nonviolence practitioners and scholars, Black community leaders, and constitutional rights defenders addressing the moral and political emergencies we face in America today.

Mobilizing Nonviolence for Social Change: Citizen Engagement in a Time of Crisis

September 17: Constitution Day, Speaking Truth to Power: Election 2020
Guest speaker: David Goodman, President of the Andrew Goodman Foundation
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September 24: Organizing to Empower Marginalized Black Communities
Guest speakers: Latosha Brown and Cliff Albright, co-founders, Black Voters Matter Fund
Watch webinar | Podcast link forthcoming

October 1: Healing Resistance
Guest speaker: Kazu Haga, founder, East Point Peace Academy, Oakland, California
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October 8: Defending Immigrants and Refugees
Guest speakers: Bill Ong Hing and Jacqueline Brown Scott, USF Law professors
Watch webinar | Podcast link forthcoming

October 15: Nonviolent Revolution in Sudan
Guest speaker: Stephen Zunes, professor, USF Department of Politics
Watch webinar | Podcast link forthcoming

October 22: Militant Nonviolence and the Struggle for Racial Justice in America: From the Black Freedom Movement to Black Lives Matter
Guest speakers: Dr. Bernard Lafayette, civil rights movement leader, racial justice activist, and nonviolence trainer educator, and Taylor Branch, preeminent U.S. civil rights era historian, in dialogue with Dr. Candice Harrison, USF professor of American history and founding director of the Black Achievement Success and Engagement (BASE) Program, and USF student activists
Watch webinar | Podcast link forthcoming

October 29: Democracy, Racial Justice, and the 2020 Election
Guest speakers: Lateefah Simon, president, Akonadi Foundation, and president, BART Board of Directors, Dr. Clarence B. Jones, director, USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice, former lawyer, strategic advisor, and draft speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in dialogue with Jonathan D. Greenberg, senior associate director, USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice.
Watch webinar | Podcast link forthcoming

After the Election: Where do we go from here?

November 5: Grande Lum, provost, Menlo College, and Margaret Russell, professor, University of Santa Clara Law School
Watch webinar | Podcast link forthcoming

November 12: David Cole, national legal director, American Civil Liberties Union
Watch webinar | Podcast link forthcoming

December 3: Pamela S. Karlan, professor, Stanford Law School
This webinar is currently postponed.

Dr. Clarence B. Jones’ Farewell Celebration

After eight years at the University of San Francisco, Dr. Clarence B. Jones retired as the director of the Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice. In this virtual celebration, the university community thanked Dr. Jones for his many contributions.

Watch the virtual celebration