“Navigating the Derek Chauvin Trial for the Murder of George Floyd: Opportunities for Advocacy and Healing After the Verdict”

Tuesday, April 20, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

As part of an ongoing series, this panel will take place directly following the announcement of the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. This panel event will include a discussion of the verdict between community organizers, activists and scholars with expertise in organizing advocacy efforts, collective healing and trust-building in response to instances of racial injustice. Event moderators include Ian Solomon, dean, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy; Cortney Hawkins, diversity officer, UVA Police Department; and Marrissa Jones, social equity advisor, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

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  • Professor Anne Coughlin
  • Brian N. Williams, associate professor of public policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • Burke Brownfeld, founder, Sig Global Services
  • Gene Cash, founder and CEO, Counseling Alliance of Virginia
  • Wyatt Rolla, interim director, Legal Aid Justice Center Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program
  • Valerie Lemmie, director of exploratory research, Kettering Foundation
  • Tia Sherèe Gaynor, assistant professor, Department of Political Science; founding director, Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation; co-director, The Cincinnati Project; University of Cincinnati


Contact: Erin Tör
Sponsor: Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, UVA Law Center for Criminal Justice and the University Police Department
Location: Online