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  • Ferguson, The Bay Area and Beyond: A Conversation About Race and Justice (10/20/2014)

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    Brittany Ferrell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Millennial Activists United

    Tef Poe, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Hands Up United; Hip Hop Artist

    Torey Russell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Hands Up United

    Alexis Templeton, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Millennial Activists United

    Phil Agnew, Executive Director, Dream Defenders

    Michelle Alexander, Civil Rights Attorney; Social Justice Advocate; Author, The New Jim Crow

    John Burris, Civil Rights Attorney

    Jari “Sojari” Bradley, Slam Poetry Performer

    Michael McBride, Lead Pastor, The Way Christian Center, Berkeley CA; Director of Urban Strategies, PICO National Network

    Van Jones, Host, “Crossfire”; Former Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, White House Council on Environmental Quality

    On Saturday, August 9, unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri. The killing inspired protests, outrage and organizational efforts from communities across the country. It has also prompted a national dialogue over such issues as the systemic criminalization of young black men, racial power disparities and how the American justice system can best protect the civil rights of all.

    This event will bring together friends and neighbors of Michael Brown, civic organizers and activists, legal experts and national civil rights leaders, all with on-the-ground experience. Hear their views of what happened in Ferguson, its legal and social ramifications, and their thoughts on how non-violent civic engagement can help address these institutional challenges.

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      Lanhee J. Chen, David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Policy Director, 2012 Romney-Ryan Presidential Campaign
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      Charles Lewis, Reporter; Founder, Center for Public Integrity; Author, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity

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      Kit Yarrow, Ph.D., Consumer Psychologist; Professor of Psychology and Marketing, Golden Gate University; Author, Decoding the New Consumer Mind

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      Michael McFaul, Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia
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      Michael McFaul left his position as U.S. ambassador to Russia in February of ...
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      Abbas Milani, Director of Iranian Studies, Stanford University

      Milani is one of the founding co-directors of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. Until 1986,...
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