ADC Convention Session: Charlottesville, Reemergence of White Supremacy?
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 – 4:15PM – 5:30PM at the ADC National Convention in Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | September 15, 2017 – The August 12, 2017, Charlottesville protests and attacks exposed the country, and much of the globe, to just how toxic race-relations have become in the U.S. The world watched as White Supremacist and Neo-Nazis faced off with civil rights advocates and anti-racism demonstrators. The protests quickly gave way to a violent attack on peaceful counter-protesters that result in the death of one young woman. President Trump’s response to the events sparked widespread outrage across the country and again showed how volatile race relations have become in the U.S. in the last few years. Join us for a panel discussion on the events that unfolded in Charlottesville and the lasting impacts of the protests and subsequent terrorist attack with individuals who experienced it firsthand.
Lecturer, University of Virginia School of Law
Kim Rolla joined Legal Aid Justice Center as the Lewis F. Powell fellow in 2013. Rolla focuses on housing law, providing both individual legal representation on and legal support to tenant organizations. She earned her B.A. from the College of William and Mary and her law degree from the University of Virginia, where she was a member of Virginia Law Review, was elected to the Raven Society, and received the Herbert Kramer/Herbert Bangel Community Service Award. In 2017, Kim transitioned to the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program.
Organizer, Virginia Student Power Network
Ibby Han graduated from the University of Virginia in 2017. While attending UVa, she organized grassroots campaigns with UVa Students United to lower tuition and increase affordability. Ibby also organized with the Living Wage Campaign to advocate for higher wages for UVa employees. This past year, she has worked with local organizers fighting white supremacists in Charlottesville, and participated in counter-demonstrations during the July 8 KKK rally and the August 11-12 Unite the Right rally.
Activist and Community Organizer
Tanesha Hudson is an activist and community organizer. She one of the founders of Unveiling the Truth: A Move for Education Reform. She posts and speaks regularly on racism, inequality, and the need to confront white supremacy, especially as it effects Charlottesville, Virginia. Tanesha has been featured in The Washington Post and on HBO’s The Vice. She lives in Charlottesville with her two sons.
Moderator: Jeffrey Fogel
Attorney and Community Activist, Charlottesville, VA
After graduating from Rutgers School of Law in 1969, Jeff received a fellowship to work providing legal services to indigent residents in Newark, New Jersey. Jeff has practiced for 48 Years in NJ, NY, PR and, for the last decade, Virginia. He has been the executive and legal director of the ACLU of New Jersey and the Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights while teaching civil rights, civil liberties and trial practice at Rutgers and NYU School of Law. In 2006, he was awarded the Fanny Bear Besser Award for Public Service. While in Virginia, Jeff has successfully litigated cases involving a panoply of issues facing the criminal justice system, including racial profiling.