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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights offers ongoing programming for everyone — young professionals, families with children, students, and adults. With both virtual and in-person programs, there is something for everyone. Learn more about what we have to offer below.

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This program aired Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 @ 7 PM EST Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood...

This program aired Friday, September 18th, 2020 @ 12 EST Recently we noticed a new mural from a local artist prominently featuring the phrase: "Painting Ain't Policy. Criminal Justice Reform NOW". The piece sparked a conversation about the connections (or lack thereof) between inspiring art and audience action. To investigate the concept further, we've assembled...

The Center’s long-time friend Arthur M. Blank published Good Company – a combination memoir, leadership manual, and reflection on how to live and work with purpose. Our CEO Jill Savitt sat down with Mr. Blank for a conversation, on a special episode of our Campaign for Equal Dignity's programming. We urge you to buy a copy...

This program aired Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12 PM EST Suzanne Nossel offers an all-encompassing guide on how to have an open discussion that is still respectful of others in a digitized, extremely divided society without restricting free speech. Join the Center for a conversation on what “cancelled culture” means for the future of...

This program aired Friday, October 2 at 12 PM EST What are Truth Commissions and why are they important? Join The Center for a discussion on how to address our history through a process of truth-telling to allow for racial healing and societal transformation. This panel will explore how truth commissions have been utilized around...

This program aired Sunday, October 4, 2020. The Power of Naming: Why language is critical in dismantling racism will explore the use of coded language to further the division in our country. From bias headlines about victims and perpetrators of racial violence to the coded language of politicians; the words and messages that we digest...

This program aired Friday, October 9th, 2020 @ 12 EST Join The Center for a conversation with Gigi Pedraza, Executive Director and Founder of the Latino Community Fund Georgia, and Ana Gonzalez, Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center, exploring the economic impact of COVID-19 in the Latinx and Hispanic communities. Panelists will address the...

This program aired Monday, October 13th, 2020 @ 12 EST Celebrating 2020 Indigenous Peoples Day, this program is a companion piece to the online exhibition of the same name in collaboration with Lenscratch and a featured event of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. We will be in conversation with several of the photographers featured in the exhibit....

This program aired Friday, October 23th, 2020 @ 12 EST What is empathy and how does it affect social justice? How does lack of empathy explain disparities in areas from health care to criminal justice? Join The Center for a conversation with Dr. Alisha Gaines, Associate Professor of English at Florida State University, and Dr....

Modeling Allyship will gather members of the Interfaith Response to White Supremacy to investigate the term allyship, proper methods of actualizing the idea, and anecdotal experiences the panelists have experienced in the pursuit of becoming/receiving allies – especially when coming together across faiths. The conversation will be launched by a brief performative art piece curated for...

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Join the National Center for Civil and Human Rights for a virtual conversation on The Impact of the November 3rd election results on Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ communities.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Join The Center for a conversation on TDOR discussing the increasing visibility of trans individuals in film and TV, the relationship between the portrayal of trans...