IDEA Hosts Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and Dr. Darrick Hamilton on how to translate the energy from protests around George Floyd’s death into concrete policy change - July 7

June 30, 2020

IDEA Hosts Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and Dr. Darrick Hamilton on how to translate the energy from protests around George Floyd’s death into concrete policy change - July 7

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The Ohio State University’s Institute for Democratic Engagement & Accountability (IDEA) and Center for Ethics and Human Values (CEHV) are proud to host U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty (OH-3) and Dr. Darrick Hamilton of OSU’s Kirwan Institute as keynote speakers for a panel discussion, “From Protest to Policy: How Does the Movement Sparked by George Floyd’s Death Ensure Lasting Change?” This online event will feature remarks by Congresswoman Beatty and Dr. Hamilton, followed by questions from moderator Dr. Michael Neblo (IDEA/CEHV) on the scale and scope of calls for justice and what the current coalition must do in order to translate this show of public will into lasting change to our system. The event will conclude with questions submitted from the online audience. This online event is Tuesday, July 7 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm and is open to the public— you can register here.

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty has represented Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District since 2013, and has been one of the most prominent supporters of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in Congress, and other efforts to address systemic racism. She recently made headlines after being pepper-sprayed by police at a protest following the death of George Floyd.  

Dr. Darrick Hamilton is Executive Director of the Kirwan Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and a pioneer in the field of stratification economics, studying race and its effect on the health and wealth of individuals and communities of color for over twenty years. His ideas on how to fully address systemic racism throughout our society have become part of the national conversation.

Both Congresswoman Beatty and Dr. Hamilton also have deep ties to The Ohio State University. We therefore could not have two better leaders to offer the OSU community their assessment of and guidance on what institutions and individuals can do at this moment to translate the energy of these protests into lasting change.

“As our country grapples with its next steps, we need innovative leaders like Rep. Beatty and Dr. Hamilton to be in conversation about how democratic values like fairness and dignity can inform significant legal reforms and policy changes,” said Dr. Piers Turner, Director of CEHV and co-host of the event. We hope you’ll join us to hear from them about what needs to be done, how you can help, and how to hold ourselves and other institutions accountable for meeting this moment.