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Wednesday, September 2 • 8:00am - 8:30am
One-on-One with Vanita Gupta

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The top civil rights lawyer and advocate on making the justice system anti-racist, the fight over federal policing and the anti-democratic assault on voting and the census.

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Correction: This video misstated the way George Floyd was killed and the circumstances of a Department of Justice investigation. Floyd died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck past the point when he lost consciousness, not in a shooting. This video also stated that the Justice Department is investigating the shooting. The Justice Department is investigating whether there were any civil rights abuses related to his in-custody death.

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Katie Benner

Justice Department Reporter at the New York Times
Benner covers the Justice Department for The New York Times and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 in public service for reporting on workplace sexual harassment issues. Previously, she worked at Bloomberg as a tech columnist and in The New York Times' San Francisco... Read More →

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Vanita Gupta

President & CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Gupta has been with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights since 2017. Previously, she served as acting assistant attorney general and head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, a position she was appointed to by former President Barack Obama. Gupta... Read More →

Wednesday September 2, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT