Global Advocacy Against Police Violence


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John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Recent years have seen unprecedented protests against police violence, from the massive civil rights protests following the murder of George Floyd in the US to the historic #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. This event brings together advocates and activists from three continents for a conversation about civil-society-led strategies to combat police violence. 

* João Godoy, Conectas Human Rights Lawyer (Brazil)
* Rinu Oduala, #EndSARS activist and leader of Connect Hub (Nigeria) 
* Aislinn Pulley, co-Executive Director, Chicago Torture Justice Center (United States)
* Yanilda González, Assistant Professor of Public Policy (moderator)
* Introduction by Sandra Susan Smith, Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy; Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice, HKS; Professor of Sociology, FAS; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe

Please register if you would like the possibility of attending the Forum in person. If a seat is unavailable or you will not be attending in person, viewers can stream the event live via our YouTube or Facebook pages. You do not need to register for virtual attendance.

Sponsored by the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management; Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy; Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project; Hutchins Center for African & African American Research; David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Carr Center for Human Rights Policy; and the Institute of Politics.


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