Events Calendar


Jan
26

Do Black Lives Matter? The Devaluation of Black Lives in Politics and Law

Tuesday, January 26

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

In this four-part series, Reggie Jackson will examine the hot topic of Black Lives Matter by asking the question: Have Black lives mattered in our society historically? The sessions are designed to provide historical context for the present day dilemma facing Blacks in America. Click here to read a statement from the library regarding our commitment to presenting this program series and other programs which examine the topics of race and racism, as well as other historic inequities.

The second session in our four-part series on the devaluation of Black lives will take a closer look at the role of politics and law, including:

  • What were the debates about slavery and citizenship rights for Blacks?
  • Why was a Civil Rights movement necessary in light of the legal protections already in place?
  • What roles have political parties and the legislative and judicial branches of our government played in African American lives?

REGISTRATION

Registration is required for each session you plan to attend. Each session can stand on its own, and we encourage participants to join us for all four sessions.

You can register for the upcoming sessions below:

Tuesday, January 26th: Do Black Lives Matter? The Devaluation of Black Lives in Politics and Law

Tuesday, February 2nd: Do Black Lives Matter? The Devaluation of Black Lives in Science and Medicine

Tuesday, February 9th: Do Black Lives Matter? The Devaluation of Black Lives in the Criminal Justice System

ABOUT REGGIE JACKSON

Reggie Jackson is a co-founder and lead trainer/consultant for Nurturing Diversity Partners (NDP), a firm that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equity within institutions and communities. NDP educates groups about the history, sociocultural dynamics, personal skills, and institutional practices that build a more equitable society. Reggie has been a much sought-after speaker, researcher, and writer for over a decade –regionally and nationally. His work helps institutions and individuals understand how our country’s racial hierarchy developed historically, its impact on our lives today, and how we can realize America’s promise for all citizens. Reggie shares seldom-told stories and facts about the experiences of African-Americans and other peoples of color past and present. He writes and provides background on current racial issues to regional, national, and international media.

SPONSORS

This series is co-sponsored by the Shorewood Public Library, the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, and the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library.