American Democracy, American Racism: Briefing with Vanita Gupta
Organizer: Leadership Now Project
This is a joint briefing with the Leadership Now Project and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, featuring CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Vanita Gupta.
We cannot speak about American democracy without speaking about structural racism. And we cannot speak about structural racism without speaking about our democracy. Our democracy is our foundational institution, the one that shapes all other institutions, and our democracy is broken.We'll kick off the briefing with a look at Leadership Now's latest analysis on how democracy and racial injustice are fundamentally connected. Then we will hear from Vanita Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and former Head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, on what we can do to fix our democracy and address structural racism at its root.