• Aug 19, 2015

Annual Martha’s Vineyard Forum: Black and Blue: Policing the Color Line

  • 12:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA

CHHIRJ MV Event 2015-Poster (2)

Confirmed participants:
Moderator: Steven Hawkins, Executive Director, Amnesty International USA

Panel 1: Policing the Color Line

  • Ras Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark, NJ
  • Marc Lamont Hill, BET News Correspondent
  • Raj Jayadev, Founder of the AC Justice Project
  • Marcellus McRae, Partner, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP
  • Lisa Thurau, Founder and Executive Director, Strategies for Youth

Panel 2: Getting to the Other Side

  • Daniel Beaty, Artist/Activist and Founder, I Dream
  • Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
  • Bithiah Carter, President, New England Blacks in Philanthropy
  • Justin Hansford, Professor, St. Louis University School of Law
  • DeRay Mckesson, Activist/Organizer

Vocal performance by Michele Holland.

We will also be featuring four short clips produced by BET’s What’s at Stake.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Ford Foundation


Opening Song

Panel 1

Panel 2

Closing Selection