June 16th, 2021
More than a century of U.S. civil rights mobilization and the Movement for Black Lives have converged to inspire a global inflection point for racial justice reconciliation. Global demonstrations have shown solidarity for U.S. police brutality cases, while inspiring renewed accountability for similar cases abroad. The practitioners and experts on this panel reflected on current inspirations for their respective international social justice movements, while identifying foreign policy practices that can catalyze equity and justice.
The conversation, hosted by Foreign Policy for America, the Colombe Foundation, and Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS), and moderated by Alex T. Johnson, Director for Global Partnerships – Eurasia at the Open Society Foundations, focused on how lessons from the U.S. civil rights movement should inform our foreign policy.
Johnetta Elzie, organizer, protester, and co-founder of Campaign Zero
Karen Taylor, Chair, European Network Against Racism
Lord Simon Woolley, Founder and CEO, Operation Black Vote
Moderator: Alex T. Johnson, Director for Global Partnerships – Eurasia, Open Society Foundations