After the vicious murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, George Floyd, Tony McDade and countless other Black Americans, cities around the country and even the world called for reform in American police operations. Many Americans protested, and continue to protest, raising their voices against the injustice that Black Americans face in their normal lives. In an effort to educate the W&M community and beyond, the Student Assembly, in conjunction with the Student Bar Association and the Office of the William & Mary Provost, offers a Speaker Series. The intent of this series is to create a safe space to educate the community on the world Black Americans face every day, how we can better that world, and how we can all maintain our health and safety in this extraordinary time of change.


Upcoming Events

  • History of Black Americans & Restorative Practices
    Mon, Aug 10
    Aug 10, 2020, 7:00 PM
    A discussion with Black scholars on the history of Black Americans and the efforts we can take, as a community, to make the future better than the past.
  • Maintaining Mental Health in a Social Movement
    Mon, Aug 03
    Aug 03, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Be involved in a conversation about how you can maintain your health during an exceptional time in American history.
  • Voting Rights in the Age of COVID-19
    Thu, Jul 23
    Jul 23, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Your Vote Matters! Come to this session to find out how to make it count and how to make sure it isn't repressed or diluted!
  • How to Make Change Even if You Can't Protest
    Mon, Jul 20
    Jul 20, 2020, 7:00 PM
    It can be difficult to feel like you can make a difference, especially in a world that is simultaneously going through a global pandemic. In this session, student leaders will give advice and suggestions on how you can make an impact on the world we live in!
  • Police Reform vs. Defunding the Police
    Mon, Jul 13
    Jul 13, 2020, 7:00 PM
    A conversation about changes to the police system currently in place. Talk about possible reforms, new systems that could replace the current one, and how our society needs to evolve to better protect people of color.


Get in touch for additional information or if you have any questions about the upcoming events

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Some sessions will be recorded and archived with the Law Library. When they are publically available, the link will be posted here.