09 Jun Reclaiming Humanity: Racism, Violence, Resistance, Love
Please join us for a livestream conversation with author, humanitarian, and Super Bowl champion Michael Bennett.
Reclaiming Humanity: Racism, Violence, Resistance, Love
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 12:00 noon Hawai‘i time
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Demagoguery, police violence, and the ghastly toll of COVID-19 have precipitated a crisis in U.S. politics and race relations. Join us for a searching conversation on the history of racism and the future of the freedom movement.
Michael Bennett is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, and co-founder of the Bennett Foundation, which promotes health and nutrition in underserved and minority communities. A leading participant in the NFL’s National Anthem protests, he is well-known for speaking out on wellness, feminism, and the protection of Black lives. He played twice in the Super Bowl, leading the Seattle Seahawks’ formidable defense to a national title in 2014. He was the spring 2019 commencement speaker at UH Mānoa, and he makes his home in Hawai‘i.
Professor Ken Lawson, co-director of the Hawai‘i Innocence Project, will also be joining us to make remarks.
Presented by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Kamehameha Schools, and the Hawai‘i Community Foundation with support from UH Alumni Relations.
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