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Past Event

Black and White: The Double Standard in the Capitol Hill Siege

The world watched in horror as members of the alt-right stormed Capitol Hill in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election. What we also witnessed was a stark and irrefutable difference between the way law enforcement reacted to the siege in comparison to the violent force often used at Black Lives Matter marches and other peaceful protests involving marginalized communities.

What is the relationship between the police, white supremacy and the American right to protest? How does our country define “terrorism,” both culturally and in the eyes of the law? And, importantly, what can we learn from the Capitol attacks to help BIPOC organizers continue their fight against injustice in 2021 and beyond?

Join us at INFORUM with noted activist Alicia Garza and Representative for California's 13th congressional district Barbara Lee, where we will explore this historic moment and what this all means for communities of color in a post-Trump America.

Notes

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January 22, 2021

United States

Speakers
Image - Alicia Garza
Alicia Garza
Activist; Principal, The Black Futures Lab
Image - Barbara Lee
Barbara Lee
Barbara Lee, U.S. Representative (D–CA)
Image - Fred Blackwell
In Conversation with Fred Blackwell
CEO, The San Francisco Foundation
Format

2–3 p.m. (Pacific time) program