Join us as we reflect on the civic weight of this year and the ideals of democracy, equality, and justice. Recalling a global pandemic and its far-reaching impacts, the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, widespread marches against racism, and calls for change in our own community. Panelists, Carrie Ann Shirota, Mark Patterson, and Julia Morgan share their insights about criminal law, public policy, and moral philosophy in an open discussion about justice and equity.
This program is part of the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and created in partnership with the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. Mahalo to the Hawaiʻi State Bar Association’s Civic Education Committee for co-sponsoring this program.
While the Hawaiʻi State Judiciary provides a venue for diverse discussion, the speakers’ remarks do not necessarily represent opinions of the Judiciary.