The COVID-19 pandemic has further illuminated a necessary conversation about inequality in America. The response has further magnified inequalities that have impacted this nation for generations and reinforced the interconnection of race, health, wealth, and justice.
This program highlights how these intersectional topics impact our most vulnerable and marginalized communities. Panelists explore the pandemic’s evolving impact on our judicial system, particularly, the criminal justice system and what it means for the future, and though current events in the state of Oregon. Panelists also examine how the United States Supreme Court utilized the pandemic as an opportunity to modify constitutional doctrine in ways that undermine public safety and health and civil rights.
After exploring the cracks, speakers explore the question, “where do we go from here?”