[PAST EVENT] Overcriminalization of the Black Community: Panel and Courageous Conversation

May 6, 2021
7pm - 8pm
School of Education, Zoom
301 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Overcriminalization of the Black Community

As we witness incidents of brutality and violence against members of the Black community across the country, join us for a special Courageous Conversation featuring community-based guest panelists to reflect on our roles as educators, colleagues and active citizens in combatting the criminalization of Blackness.

Hosted by Natoya Haskins, Director of Diversity & Inclusion in the School of Education, our panel will include: 

  • Linwood Blizzard, Candidate for House of Delegates, Senior Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville, Virginia
  • Deborah Cheesebro, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police, William & Mary
  • Martinis Jackson, Author of Justice My Way: Memoirs of a Black Prosecutor, Founder of Jackson Legal Services PLLC
  • Charles Pierre, Lead Counsel for Data Privacy and Products, Facebook
  • Yohance Whitaker '16, Organizer of the Civil Rights & Racial Justice Program at the Legal Aid Justice Center

Courageous Conversations is a series of collaborative discussions within the School of Education regarding race and culture in schools and society. Students, faculty and staff gather to discuss our roles as teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and educational leaders. 


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