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Past Webinars in this Series


September 15, 2021

Free at Last: A Conversation with an Innocent Imprisoned for Twenty-three Years

Black people are 13% of the United States population but 47% of exonerees – innocent individuals found to have been wrongfully imprisoned. And convictions of Black murder exonerees are significantly more likely than those of white murder exonerees to involve police misconduct. For our guest Everton Wagstaffe, those facts aren’t trivia but tribulation, realities that stole nearly a quarter century of his life. Now, he’s joining us for a conversation about how we can repair our injustice system.

Featuring:
Everton Wagstaffe, Public Speaker

Dr. Shannon Prince (FASPE Law 2016), Attorney, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP

Father Steven Bell (FASPE Board Member & Seminary Faculty),  Priest and Associate Pastor, Newman Hall/Holy Spirit parish, University of California at Berkeley

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

How We Repair It: The Arc of Justice — A Conversation with Mark Osler

Does America have a justice system or an injustice system?  Do racial disparities in incarceration and police brutality mean that the system is broken — or that it’s working exactly as designed?  And how can the arc of the moral universe be bent toward justice?  We’ve invited Mark Osler, a renowned social justice lawyer and legal scholar — who is also a preacher — to join us for a discussion about the infrastructure of oppression and the art of changing the world.

Featuring:
Prof. Mark Osler, Professor and Robert and Marion Short Distinguished Chair in Law, University of St. Thomas

Dr. Shannon Prince (FASPE Law 2016), Attorney, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP

Father Steven Bell (FASPE Board Member & Seminary Faculty),  Priest and Associate Pastor, Newman Hall/Holy Spirit parish, University of California at Berkeley

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

How We Repair It: Contested History — In Conversation with Eric Foner

To make sense of our seemingly intractably partisan and divided present, join us for a conversation with the expert on America’s riven past.  How can understanding the 1860s -- the decade in which our nation literally split apart — help us to navigate the 2020s? What are the unkept promises of Reconstruction, and how do legal precedents set years ago inform and influence our justice system today?  Is it finally time to finish the work of the Reconstruction Era, and what role can professionals play in reform?

Featuring:
Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University

Dr. Shannon Prince (FASPE Law 2016), Attorney, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP

Father Steven Bell (FASPE Board Member & Seminary Faculty),  Priest and Associate Pastor, Newman Hall/Holy Spirit parish, University of California at Berkeley

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

How We Repair It: We Still Have a Dream — Envisioning a More Perfect Union

How we remember and interpret the past four years may determine whether our nation survives the next four hundred.  Should we understand the invasion of the United States Capitol as an aberration or a manifestation of America’s nature?  What connections can be made between The Lost Cause and The Big Lie, and what role have religious leaders played in granting these myths moral authority? read more...

Featuring:
Dr. Shannon Prince (FASPE Law 2016), Attorney, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP

Father Steven Bell (FASPE Board Member & Seminary Faculty),  Priest and Associate Pastor, Newman Hall/Holy Spirit parish, University of California at Berkeley


About How We Repair It

“…being American is more than a pride we inherit, it’s the past we step into and how we repair it.” – Amanda Gorman

FASPE’s mission is to step into the history of our professions in order to establish the ethical responsibility of professionals today. The legacy of racism persists in part because of the role the professions played in embedding it in the very structures of our society.  Without reckoning with this fraught history, the professions are ill-equipped to do the necessary work of reshaping our institutions. Join us for a series of webinars featuring experts who will examine the role professionals have played in the institutionalization and perpetuation of oppression, and seek to identify how professionals can repair the structures that their forebears created.


Click here to view the archive of 2020 FASPE webinars.