Event Title

Pursuing Racial Justice Together - The Promise of a Just America - A Panel Discussion

Keywords

williams, steele, navarro, holmes, pjrt, pursuing racial justice together, diversity, division of diversity and inclusion, ddi

Description

Who defines the pursuit of racial justice? What are the key policy debates and foundational arguments? How has this discourse changed over the last 5, 10 or 20 years?

This panel invites discussion on these questions and others, as we seek to broaden the range of perspectives for how to define and achieve racial justice. From the challenges posed by the current political climate to long-standing debates about the efficacy of policies aimed at reducing racial disparities, these panelists will bring their analysis to bear on the urgent topics of race and racism in America.

Michael Steele

Politician and former chair of the Republican National Committee

Prior to chairing the RNC, Steele served as lieutenant governor of Maryland, leading a task force focused on providing opportunity for minority-owned small businesses and supporting the expansion of programs designed to address racial disparities in health care, education and employment. His legal, economic and political commentary has appeared in TheGrio.com, The Wall Street Journal and Politico.com. In 2018, he spoke with Joy Reid on MSNBC about the challenges posed by racism in the contemporary Republican Party.

Ana Navarro

Political strategist and commentator

Navarro has appeared frequently on CNN, ABC and Telemundo, offering political commentary, and currently serves as a weekly guest on The View. As a self-identified Republican since the age of 8 with experience advising politicians like Jeb Bush, John McCain and John Huntsman, Navarro voices a conservative political framework that seeks to improve the immigrant experience in America and to combat racism in clear terms, as she recently described in a 19-point opinion piece at CNN.com.

Amy Holmes

Journalist and political commentator

Formerly a senior speech writer to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-TN, Holmes is a writer and television host whose work has appeared in a wide range of print publications. Praised for her unconventional and incisive political commentary, Holmes currently serves as a co-host on PBS’ In Principle and writes for the conservative Swiss publication Die Weltwoche. In 2018. she discussed racism in the media with Roland Martin and Megyn Kelly on TODAY and led conversations on the topic of Black identity on an episode of In Principle titled, “America in Black & White.”

Juan Williams, Guest Moderator

Journalist and political analyst

With experience as an investigative journalist, editorial writer, opinion columnist, political correspondent, Emmy-winning documentary writer, nonfiction author and biographer, Williams has distinguished himself as a prolific and bold voice on complex topics. Best known as a Democrat-identified analyst and commentator on Fox News for over two decades, Williams has decried the absence of truth-telling and honest debate in contemporary political discourse in books such as Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate and criticized the current administration’s role amid racial unrest in a recent op-ed for TheHill.com.

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Oct 14th, 12:00 AM

Pursuing Racial Justice Together - The Promise of a Just America - A Panel Discussion

Who defines the pursuit of racial justice? What are the key policy debates and foundational arguments? How has this discourse changed over the last 5, 10 or 20 years?

This panel invites discussion on these questions and others, as we seek to broaden the range of perspectives for how to define and achieve racial justice. From the challenges posed by the current political climate to long-standing debates about the efficacy of policies aimed at reducing racial disparities, these panelists will bring their analysis to bear on the urgent topics of race and racism in America.

Michael Steele

Politician and former chair of the Republican National Committee

Prior to chairing the RNC, Steele served as lieutenant governor of Maryland, leading a task force focused on providing opportunity for minority-owned small businesses and supporting the expansion of programs designed to address racial disparities in health care, education and employment. His legal, economic and political commentary has appeared in TheGrio.com, The Wall Street Journal and Politico.com. In 2018, he spoke with Joy Reid on MSNBC about the challenges posed by racism in the contemporary Republican Party.

Ana Navarro

Political strategist and commentator

Navarro has appeared frequently on CNN, ABC and Telemundo, offering political commentary, and currently serves as a weekly guest on The View. As a self-identified Republican since the age of 8 with experience advising politicians like Jeb Bush, John McCain and John Huntsman, Navarro voices a conservative political framework that seeks to improve the immigrant experience in America and to combat racism in clear terms, as she recently described in a 19-point opinion piece at CNN.com.

Amy Holmes

Journalist and political commentator

Formerly a senior speech writer to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-TN, Holmes is a writer and television host whose work has appeared in a wide range of print publications. Praised for her unconventional and incisive political commentary, Holmes currently serves as a co-host on PBS’ In Principle and writes for the conservative Swiss publication Die Weltwoche. In 2018. she discussed racism in the media with Roland Martin and Megyn Kelly on TODAY and led conversations on the topic of Black identity on an episode of In Principle titled, “America in Black & White.”

Juan Williams, Guest Moderator

Journalist and political analyst

With experience as an investigative journalist, editorial writer, opinion columnist, political correspondent, Emmy-winning documentary writer, nonfiction author and biographer, Williams has distinguished himself as a prolific and bold voice on complex topics. Best known as a Democrat-identified analyst and commentator on Fox News for over two decades, Williams has decried the absence of truth-telling and honest debate in contemporary political discourse in books such as Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate and criticized the current administration’s role amid racial unrest in a recent op-ed for TheHill.com.