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#BlackLivesMatter Across the Americas: Black Youth Organizers and the Struggle for Racial Justice

The Ash Center hosted an event in the What Justice Looks Like series for a conversation with activists from Black youth-led movements from the US and Latin America, leading the struggle against racial injustice, from police violence to structural racism and disparate effects of the COVID pandemic on racialized and low-income communities.

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Change Can’t Wait: A Justice and Equity Agenda For Boston’s Black and Brown Communities
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Change Can’t Wait: A Justice and Equity Agenda For Boston’s Black and Brown Communities

The Ash Center, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Center for Public Leadership, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston hosted a discussion focusing on urgent issues—from economic and climate justice to immigration and mass incarceration —that the next Mayor of Boston must address to rectify structural inequities and support Black and Brown communities.

Police Violence, Memory, and Mobilization in Brazil
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Police Violence, Memory, and Mobilization in Brazil

The Ash Center’s event featured members of Mães de Maio (Mothers of May), a collective of mothers whose children were killed by police in May 2006 in one of the largest police massacres in Brazilian history.

How Authoritarian Police Thrive in Democracy
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How Authoritarian Police Thrive in Democracy

Kennedy School Assistant Professor Yanilda González delves into the roots of police violence in democratic countries in her latest book.

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Antiracism Summer Reading List
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Antiracism Summer Reading List

15 noteworthy recent releases handpicked by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project.

Art Imitates Nation: A Conversation with Hank Willis Thomas
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Art Imitates Nation: A Conversation with Hank Willis Thomas

Artist Hank Willis Thomas spoke with Harvard professor Sarah Elizabeth Lewis about how love guides his artwork at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics forum.