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In this epic moment of reckoning on systemic racism and during the lead-up to the U.S. presidential election in November, the Kroc Institute seeks to promote and support the voices of a new generation of voters: young people who experience and care about racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice and inequality, and who expect the political leadership of our country to take these issues seriously. Student speakers at this September 28, 2020, virtual event included:

  • Kaya Lawrence, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Government, University of Notre Dame
  • Janeala Morsby, Graduate Student Union, University of Notre Dame
  • Mya Perry, Black Lives Matter - South Bend
  • Carlondrea (Lala) Petty, Black Student Association, University of Notre Dame
  • Naomi Price, Black Law Students Association, The Law School, University of Notre Dame
  • Mikaela Murphy, Native American Student Association, University of Notre Dame
Laurie Nathan and Fiana (Syeda) Arbab of the Kroc Institute’s Mediation Program, who convened the event, offered opening and closing remarks. Read statements in support of the Black Lives Matter movement from co-sponsoring organizations at News Release

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