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Sunday, October 20th, 2019 from 2:30pm to 7:30pm (ET)
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1619-2019: 400 Years of African-American History - How Far Are We From Racial Equity?

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Keynote address by Deputy Commissioner Brittny Saunders, NYC Commission on Human Rights

Brittny Saunders is Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the NYC Commission on Human Rights, managing key inter-agency partnerships and special projects, including data-driven discrimination and racial justice. She has presented on topics ranging from government efforts to combat anti-Black racism, gender-based harassment, and the human rights implications of emerging technologies. Before joining the Commission, Brittny worked for the Office of the Mayor, most recently as Acting Counsel to the Mayor. Prior to that, as Deputy Counsel, Brittny played a central role in the Office's efforts to ensure affordable access to high-speed internet for all NYC residents. Brittny also helped carft legislation barring employment discrimination on the basis of credit and criminal history, codifying the Commission on Gender Equity, and addressing other challenges facing the city. Before joining local government, Brittny was Supervising Attorney for Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Popular Democracy and Senior Advocate at the Center for Social Inclusion (now RaceForward). Brittny was a 2010 Fellow in Media, Information & Communications Policy with the Rockwood Leadership Institute and a 2018 Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School. She has an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

"The Drum Major Instinct," a dramatization by Theater of War Productions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church, featuring Public Advocate Juma

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