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We will welcome two dynamic speakers for a special conversation, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. 2020 has been a significant year in the losses of civil and human rights leaders, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, Rev. C.T. Vivian and Representative John Lewis. This important dialogue between Dr. Harris-Perry and Mayor Bottoms will include their perspectives on the history of civil and human rights with reflections upon these legends. As scholars and political leaders, their dialogue will focus on Black women, the fight against voter suppression and the ongoing struggle for Black women's freedom and liberation as evidenced by the case of Breonna Taylor and much more. They will also have an important dialogue on the long history of Black women's fight for the right to vote in honor of the birthday of Voting Rights Activist, Fannie Lou Hamer. We invite all interested in having a discourse about the ways Black women have sought political office, resisted their erasure and oppression and fought to ensure that Black lives will always matter.

This event is generously supported in part by Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

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