A Discussion on Black Lives, Protest, and Democracy


Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Virtual event

This event concluded on June 9, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

Protests continue to sweep across the United States following the violent killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and countless others at the hands of police. Join the Ash Center for a conversation with leading scholars and practitioners about the protests, their place in the long fight for social justice, and what they tell us about the state of democracy in America today.
Panelists include:

  • Dr. Rhea Boyd, Pediatrician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MPH '17
  • Kaneesha Johnson, Ph.D. Candidate, Government Department, Harvard University
  • Prof. Leah Wright RigueurBrandeis University and Harvard Kennedy School
  • Prof. Megan Ming Francis (Moderator), Harvard Kennedy School, University of Washington

Event Recording