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One year later: Faculty panel on impact of George Floyd murder

Panel on June 1 will discuss social justice and transformational change
Experts will consider social justice movements after the George Floyd murder.

On Tuesday, June 1, a panel of experts from Northwestern will discuss the impact of George Floyd’s murder and related protests on reforms to the carceral system and policing.

The panel, “One Year Later: Social Justice and The Potential for Transformational Change,” will begin at noon CDT June 1, and it will be accessible live on Zoom. The program is open to the Northwestern community and the general public.

Register now and submit questions in advance.

The discussion will include reflections on:

  • The impact of the social justice movements that stemmed from Floyd’s murder
  • Policing and its impact on politics
  • Consequences of the carceral system based on sex, race and ethnicity

The panelists include:

Sheila Bedi, clinical professor of law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and director of the Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic, is an expert in civil rights, civil litigation, movement lawyering, and law and policy related to policing and the carceral state.

Robin Walker Sterling, the associate dean for clinical education and the director of the Law School’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, is an expert in clinical advocacy, critical race theory, criminal law and procedure and juvenile justice.

Linda Teplin, the Owen L. Coon Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the principal investigator of the Northwestern Juvenile Project. 

TiShaunda McPherson, a former civil rights attorney and the current senior associate vice president for equity, will moderate the panel.

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