Today, we will explore how truth and truth telling are a common good. How do experiences of racial injustice in the United States require a truth telling beyond present legal provisions? Might we need to expand the array of resources available to communities to bring about racial justice and the common good? We are joined by Margaret Russell, Bannan Institute Scholar and Professor of Law at Santa Clara University, where she teaches constitutional law, civil procedure, and social justice. She is co-founder of two non-profits: The East Palo Alto Community Law Project and the Equal Justice Society. She is currently co-authoring a book on transitional justice and the US experience entitled Righting Historical Wrongs.
February 21, 2017