July 16: A Men of Color Town Hall
Thomson Reuters Institute will host a virtual town hall to address issues on racial injustice and police brutality on July 16. “Beyond Inflection: A Men of Color Town Hall” aims to advance conversations on race and is a collaboration between Thomson Reuters, ABA Young Lawyers Division Men of Color Project and the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
Panelists include national leaders in the movement towards racial equality and police reform. They will share their perspectives on the anger, anguish and commitment to change affecting many U.S. minority communities, as well as offer practical guidance on moving the needle from awareness to action and accountability.
Jerome Crawford, senior corporate counsel for MAHLE Industries and co-chair of ABA Young Lawyers Division Men of Color Project, will serve as moderator. Panelists include:
- The Honorable Garlin Gilchrist II, lieutenant governor of the state of Michigan
- Paul Henderson, executive director, Department of Police Accountability, City and County of San Francisco
- Lee Merritt, founding principal, The Merritt Law Firm
During this interactive town hall, participants are invited to submit questions and engage panelists in a candid discussion around how to reverse the disproportionate impact of racial injustice on men of color nationwide.
Register for the town hall, which is scheduled from 7 to 8:15 pm (ET) on July 16.