Event | Civil Rights

The New Civil Rights Agenda

Ben Jealous, Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Former CEO, Green for All will speak on The New Civil Rights Agenda. Through this lens questions such as “How do you build an organized movement for racial justice?” and “How can advocates and community activists effectively use public policy as a tool for advancing a new civil rights agenda?” can be explored. 

Events | Civil Rights, Ferguson, Black Lives Matter


Discussion of the events in Ferguson, MO – the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown, the Grand Jury decision not to indict the police officer involved in the shooting, and the tensions of racial and class inequality simmering and boiling over in St. Louis and other cities across the U.S.

FERGUSON + Staten Island:
the roots, the reality, and the response

The summer  that marked a turning point in community and police relationships in two very different cities. With the media focus on the tragic deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, people across the country have begun to reflect on the complex relationships that communities often have with police, and on the underlying causes of these deaths.