WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the American Constitution Society will host a discussion addressing white nationalist violence and the lessons learned from the violent January 6 attack on the Capitol on Thursday, March 4, at 3 p.m. ET. Speakers will also discuss the federal criminal and counterterrorism statutes currently available to hold violent white nationalists accountable, and how a new federal domestic terrorism charge would violate the civil rights of communities targeted for hate by white supremacists, in the same way the PATRIOT Act disproportionately surveilled and criminalized Arab, Black, Brown, and Muslim communities after 9/11.
WHAT: Civil rights experts will discuss the lessons learned in the aftermath of the violent Capitol insurrection, why violent white nationalists must be held accountable, and how new federal domestic terrorism charges would violate the civil rights of the very communities targeted for hate by white supremacists.
WHEN: Thursday, March 4, 2021| 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Russ Feingold, president, American Constitution Society
Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Sirin Sinnar, professor of law and John A. Wilson Faculty Scholar, Stanford Law School
Moderator: Iman Boukadoum, senior manager, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; membership chair, ACS At-Large Lawyer Chapter
You can view the conversation on The Leadership Conference’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/civilandhumanrights/posts/10157409958231157
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.
The American Constitution Society believes that the Constitution is “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” We interpret the Constitution based on its text and against the backdrop of history and lived experience. Through a diverse nationwide network of progressive lawyers, law students, judges, scholars, and many others, we work to uphold the Constitution in the 21st Century by ensuring that law is a force for protecting our democracy and the public interest and for improving people’s lives. For more information, visit us at www.acslaw.org or on Twitter @acslaw