Jelani Cobb at Westminster Town Hall Forum series: 'The Arc Toward Justice'

The Westminster Town Hall Forum is hosting a special series of four talks by nationally prominent voices in the pursuit of racial justice.

For the first time in its 41-year history, the forum will host four talks in a single month, one each Tuesday in May culminating on May 25, the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s killing.

“The Arc Toward Justice: Taking Stock One Year After George Floyd’s Death” features Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Deborah Archer, the newly elected and first BIPOC president of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Angela Harrelson and Paris Stevens, George Floyd’s aunt and cousin.

May 4: Jelani Cobb on Policing, Protest and Power  

Jelani Cobb
Jelani Cobb is an award-winning writer for The New Yorker and a documentarian for Frontline.
Courtesy of Westminster Town Hall Forum

Jelani Cobb is an award-winning writer for The New Yorker on issues of race, history, justice and politics. His recent documentary with Frontline, Policing the Police 2020, examines the enormous complexities and realities of race and policing in America.

A previous iteration of that investigation in 2016 earned Cobb the Walter Bernstein Award from the Writer’s Guild of America. He is also the author of Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic, and The Devil & Dave Chappelle and Other Essays. 

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