Courting Change—What We Talk about When We Talk about Civil Rights

Against a backdrop of significant civil rights gains, a black American president and major demographic shifts, how do we think about civil rights and racial justice in the 21st century? Are we at a historical crossroads for the movement, requiring us to rethink how we address issues of race and equity? In this session, we explore the meaning of civil rights in a changing America—and the implications for future progress.

Participants: Moderator Maria Hinojosa, Host, NPR's Latino USA; Charles M. Blow, Columnist, The New York Times; Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director, American Values Institute; Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, Co-Director, GetEQUAL; Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative