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One year after George Floyd was murdered by a former Minneapolis police officer, the country reflects on the progress made in the fight for racial and social justice. "Our America: A Year of Activism" is an exclusive streaming special of social impact experts discussing the evolution of activism over the course of the last year and if enough change has occurred. The three panel conversations feature prominent artists, activists, journalists and commentators. This special programming is a collaboration between ABC Owned Television Stations and Participant.
This streaming special comprises three panels that address intergenerational activism, multiracial solidarity and media framing of racial justice issues. Each discussion is moderated by ABC Owned Television Stations race and culture journalists Will Jones, TaRhonda Thomas and Julian Glover examining where we were, where we are, where we want to go.
The intergenerational activism discussion focuses on activism building on generational moments to continue driving movements forward. Panelists include:
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, son of Black Panther party Chairman Fred Hampton and founder of the Black Panther Party Cubs
Fredrika Newton, president and co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Foundation in Oakland, Calif., and widow of Black Panther Party Co-Founder Huey P. Newton
Dr. Shamell Bell, community organizer, artivist and lecturer at Dartmouth College and Harvard University
Xavier Brown, Oakland native, actor, activist and current sophomore in UCLA's acting program