Taking a Knee, Voting, and Making Speech Matter
Assistant Professor Robert Bennett was invited byThe Ohio State University to be a guest panelist for a discussion, titled “Taking a Knee, Voting, and Making Speech Matter.”
The discussion took place virtually on Monday, July 20, 2020, as part of a larger series of virtual webinars that address the current state of national affairs as they pertain to Black people.
“The health pandemic created by COVID-19 has brought racism to the forefront as a public health crisis that has been and continues to be an age-old detriment for African Americans. The health disparities crisis is compounded by the persistence of police killings and civilian vigilantism that traumatize black communities. This webinar series brings together educators, students, community activists, civic leaders, and the general public to discuss topics emanating from the volatile moment of the pandemics, and, importantly, to develop action-oriented strategies for social justice.”