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  • emUnTrumping Americaem
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    Un-Trumping America

    Former Obama administration official Dan Pfeiffer offered his thoughts on how to beat Donald Trump in the 2020 election and to repair what he see’s as damage to the American political…

  • Author Discussion on Resistance Movements of the Past
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    Author Discussion on Resistance Movements of the Past

    Nick Estes, author of Our History is the Future; DeRay NcKesson, author of On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope; and Paco Ignacio Taibo II, author of 68 talked about resistance…

  • DeRay McKesson at emThe Atlanticem Ideas Festival
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    DeRay McKesson at The Atlantic Ideas Festival

    In this portion of The Atlantic Festival, activist and author DeRay McKesson talked about racism in America and his work with the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • After Words with DeRay Mckesson
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    After Words with DeRay Mckesson

    Activist and Pod Save the People podcast host DeRay Mckesson reflected on his work with Black Lives Matter and offered the framework he believes will move social justice activism forward.…

  • emWhat Truth Sounds Likeem
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    What Truth Sounds Like

    Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson recounted the meeting between Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and author and activist James Baldwin on May 24, 1963, held in the hopes…

  • Resistance to the Trump Administration
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    Resistance to the Trump Administration

    Colorado’s first Latina House speaker and the president of Planned Parenthood joined a panel of progressive activists to talk about the resistance to the Trump administration’s policies.…

  • Virginia Governor Calls for Criminal Justice Revolution
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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) talked about criminal justice reform efforts in his state at a Brookings Institution forum on the topic. In his remarks the governor said, “It is time for a criminal justice…

  • Ideas Conference Afternoon Session
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    Ideas Conference, Afternoon Session

    The Center for American Progress hosted their annual Ideas Conference in Washington, D.C. This portion included keynote remarks by Gold Star father Khizr Khan, Representative Maxine Waters…

  • Loretta Lynch and John King Discuss Policing and Race Relations
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    Policing and Race Relations

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Education Secretary John King, and others spoke about the state of race relations as it pertains to the criminal justice system, policing efforts, education,…

  • Civil Rights Leaders and Activists Speak About Meeting with President on Policing
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    Civil Rights Leaders and Activists Community Policing and Criminal Justice

    Civil Rights leaders and activists and elected officials from around the country spoke to reporters after their meeting with President Obama about community policing in the wake of recent…

  • Washington Journal DeRay McKesson
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    Police Shootings and the Black Lives Matter Movement

    DeRay McKesson talked about the killing of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, following a rally to protest the shooting deaths of two African Americans by police in Louisiana and…

  • Discussion on the State of Race in the US
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    Race in America

    The Aspen Institute held a symposium on the state of race in America. This portion began with a panel discussion on college diversity and ways to foster inclusion on campus. Then, a second…

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch Remarks at CBC Annual Legislative Conference
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    Criminal Justice Reform for Minorities

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other panelists, including law enforcement officials and civil rights activists, talked about their experiences trying to bring reforms to the nation’s criminal justice…

  • Washington Journal Community Organizer DeRay McKesson
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    DeRay McKesson on Police Reform and Community Relations

    DeRay McKesson talked about his work and efforts to reform policing following several high-profile fatal shootings of unarmed African-American men by police.