Date/Time

October 13, 2020
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Location

Online with SVP Dallas View map

Additional Information

Description

Register to join this online Zoom event featuring speakers:
- Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice
- Mimi Marziani, Executive Director, Texas Civil Rights Project
- Miguel Solis, Dallas ISD Trustee

In The People Respond, you will explore some of the political issues most pressing for communities, understand their histories and potential, and outline how people and organizations might powerfully collaborate to shape them.

Within the United States, equity and justice are inherently political. The Statue of Freedom sits atop the U.S. Capitol Building. “Equal Justice Under Law” is inscribed above the entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court Building. Underneath these reminders of liberty, justice, equality, and our highest ideals, our elected leaders and appointed officials shape laws with personal consequences to each of us.

Through their legislation and interpretation, these bodies might effect a greater justice, or injustice, in a day than millions of individuals and thousands of organizations might effect over years. But they are not outside our collective power; they are bound and driven by the power of the people.

Together, your voices and actions will steer the course of your communities. You will maneuver either toward greater equity or greater injustice for ourselves and neighbors. Regardless of viewpoint or aisle-side, there are issues before the people with high potential to shift our national direction in the near future, for example: voter rights, redistricting, and voter suppression; judge and other official appointments; and differences in voter turnout among specific communities.

Panel response by Justin Moore, Civil Rights Attorney
Moderated by Tony Fleo, CEO, SVP Dallas
Sponsors: Something Good Consulting Group, Wright Connatser PLLC, and FWD-DFW together with The Dallas Morning News