National Convening


We are living in challenging times, but we are fit for the task. We channel Dr. King's retort, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

We invite you to journey toward justice with us during a three-part national convening entitled "The Reckoning, The Resolve, The Restoration, and The Resilience."  The deliberations will culminate with "The Resilience" during a national symposium in early 2024.

The Reckoning: Community Policing & Accountability

March 30, 2023 • 7:00 pm Central • Hybrid
National Civil Rights Museum

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Together, we identify hostile forces of intimidation and violence in our neighborhoods at the hands of those sworn to protect them. We use our collective power to exact justice against perpetrators lawfully.  We remain vigilant to hold accountable those with the civic responsibility to carry out the charges. We protect our voice and our right to vote in doing so. 

During the first gathering on March 30, 2023, we will address "The Reckoning: Community Policing & Accountability." with participants:

  • RowVaughn and Rodney Wells, the parents of Tyre Nichols
  • Attorney Benjamin Crump, the legal counsel for the Wells Family, has represented several families in criminal and civil rights cases
  • Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a co-sponsor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021
  • Cheryl Dorsey, author, social justice advocate, and retired police sergeant
  • Alex S. Vitale, professor of sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project
  • The moderator is MSNBC’s Joy Reid, political analyst and the host of “The ReidOut.”

Through this conversation, we examine the historical connections of systemic racial violence and find solutions for today’s challenges. 


Upcoming Convenings


The Resolve: Eliminating Systemic Racism & Toxic Cultures 

National Civil Rights Museum • Hybrid

We look back to move forward to course-correct how society views people of color, Black people in particular, as subhuman or superhuman.  Like everyone else, we’re HUMAN, global citizens with a full range of emotions and complexities. We employ all forms of resistance toward systemic racism at its very root, drawing on the strength of our ancestors and the creativity of a new generation. 

The Restoration: Community Healing toward Solutions 

National Civil Rights Museum • Hybrid

We reject all forms of racism and oppression. We are no longer victims. We are in control of the way we move in this world. We envision a brighter future for all people that affirms we live in a world where all lives truly matter. We reclaim Black Joy. 



Location TBD • Hybrid

The 2024 culmination of intensely fruitful, data-verified deliberations toward solutions for and by today’s changemakers. Delivering more than manifestos, we endeavor to make plain the vision, to lay bare the strategies for sustainable change from a wide range of resistance techniques. We train from civil disobedience to boardroom decisions while painting the sociopolitical landscape with a broad stroke of real reform. 


The National Civil Rights Museum partners with national corporations and foundations that engage with the Museum on these initiatives through June 2024.  For more information, contact Tiffany Graham at


The national convenings are made possible through the generous support of the following:

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