On June 30, 2021 at 12:30 pm, the NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED), the ACLU of North Carolina, and the Center for Death Penalty Litigation will co-sponsor a webinar focusing on the historic role of white elites, including judges and lawyers, in the movement to construct Confederate iconography across North Carolina and usher in Jim Crow-era policies. We will also discuss the importance of engaging lawyers in today’s Confederate monument removal efforts.
The NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED) and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law are co-sponsoring a webinar on Tuesday April 20th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to review the law and how communities can continue to advocate for the removal of monuments to white supremacy. NC CRED recently launched a campaign to support and educate North Carolinians seeking to remove confederate monuments from courthouse squares in their communities. The goal is the removal of such monuments and other iconography of hatred from all court spaces.
Join the NC Council of Churches and the NC Commission on Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED) for a discussion with Dr. Karen L. Cox, author of No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice. Dr. Cox is an award-winning historian, Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, and professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Cox will lead conversation on her book as we learn together and mobilize to take meaningful action.
Racial terror has been a constant in American life. Although its form is ever-shifting, violence against Black people has always been the primary tool to enforce white supremacy. This symposium explored the death penalty and mass incarceration as two contemporary manifestations of the legacy of racial terror that began in slavery. You can watch the event recording via YouTube if you missed it.