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A Virtual Fireside Chat on Policing and Protests

  • When: August 20, 2020, 5–6:30 pm
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A Virtual Fireside Chat on Policing and Protests
with ABF Research Professor Traci Burch
Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis
August 20, 2020
6:00 PM ET/5:00 PM CT/3:00 PM PT
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We are witnessing a seminal moment in the United States and throughout the world. Recent nationwide protests, fueled by grief and outrage, have arisen in response to police violence and systemic racism in the criminal justice system. To create meaningful and lasting change, this moment requires deep, constructive dialogue driven by serious and sophisticated empirical research. 
On August 20, the American Bar Foundation (ABF), in partnership with The Chicago Community Trust, will hold a nationwide virtual fireside chat. This event will showcase the ABF’s critical work and will feature ABF Executive Director Ajay K. Mehrotra and ABF Research Professor Traci Burch in an exclusive, in-depth discussion on policing and the recent protests. Professor Burch's recent work has surveyed nationwide data to interrogate the relationship between police killings and protests.
Peggy Davis, VP of Community Impact for The Chicago Community Trust, will discuss The Trust's strategic focus on addressing the Racial & Ethnic Wealth Gap.
Throughout our nearly seventy-year history, the ABF has been at the forefront of using the power of ideas to confront injustice and inequality. Now, ABF research matters more than ever, as we examine the systemic changes required at every level of the criminal justice system.
We stand at a critical moment in time, and the work of the ABF will help ensure that this isn’t simply a passing moment. Please join us for what is sure to be a significant, informative, and constructive dialogue.

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