Nationally recognized leader on criminal and racial justice, Jeffery Robinson, ACLU Deputy Legal Director and Director of the Trone Center for Justice and Equality, will speak in Charleston September 20, 6 p.m., Burke High School Auditorium, 244 President St., 29403. The evening is open to the community free of charge. Please plan to arrive early in order to have time to park and find seating.
Mr. Robinson will speak about racial history, its influence on our times, and reasons truth in history is critical to America. He will speak about the implicit or unconscious biases that have particularly harmful effects on the criminal justice system. Among other things, he will explore the roots of white supremacy dating back to the early 1600s and review the state of race in 2018 to create an understanding of moving forward in America with fairness and equity.
Co-sponsored by the ACLU of South Carolina, the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area, the College of Charleston, the Avery Research Center, and the Charleston Branch of the NAACP.
Charleston Mayor John C. Tecklenburg will close the evening announcing plans for the city's continuing work on social justice and racial equity. That commitment was formalized June 19 when Charleston City Council acknowledged and apologized for the city's role in slavery.