I Am America Series: This IS America
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Wednesday February 24
10:30 AM  –  11:30 AM

 I Am America: This IS America Panel


Date: Wednesday, February 24th

Time: 10:30am-11:30am




  • Dr. Ricky L Jones: Chair, Pan African Studies Dept., University of Louisville 
  • Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan: CEO, Youth Mentor Action Network
  • Shawn Dove: Founder, Corporation for Black Male Achievement 


  • Donald Lassere, President and CEO, Muhammad Ali Center


On the day of the insurrection at the Capitol, President Joe Biden (then President-Elect) stated in his address to the nation that “this was not America.” Join the Muhammad Ali Center and our esteemed panel on February 24th as we challenge this declaration. Our panel will examine the deep historical role race and racism have played, and continue to play, in our political landscape and our country as a whole. Our panelist will discuss the importance of owning up to our history, and the dangers that occur when we fail to hold ourselves accountable.