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Contextualizing Chauvin: Making Sense of the Verdict and the Way Forward

Join Arts and Sciences faculty experts in reflecting on the April 20th verdict in the murder case against Derek Chauvin. We will place the verdict into a broader societal context and discuss how this verdict informs future pathways to understanding policing, social movements, public safety, justice and accountability. As part of this event, we will also hold space for community reflections and healing as we take in the magnitude of this moment.


  • Simone Drake, Professor, English
  • Hasan Jeffries, Associate Professor, History
  • Trevon Logan, Professor, Economics
  • Maurice Stevens, Professor, Comparative Studies
  • Wendy Smooth, Moderator, Associate Professor, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Breakout Room Hosts:

  • Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́, Interim Chair, African American and African Studies
  • Tiyi Morris, Associate Professor, African American and African Studies
  • Townsand Price-Spratlen, Associate Professor, Sociology

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