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

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


Event Topic(s): 
Civil Rights
Criminal Law
Legal Theory and Jurisprudence
Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, UVA Law Center for Criminal Justice and the University Police Department
Event Contact: 
Erin Tör
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