The Struggle for Black Lives: A Conversation with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights


Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Virtual Event (Registration Required)

Join us for a conversation with Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Bobby Kennedy and President of RFK Human Rights, Wade McMullen, Senior Vice President, Programs and Legal Strategy, and Sancia Dalley, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships to discuss Bobby Kennedy's legacy, the urgent work to topple systemic injustice in the criminal justice system, and the work being done to shift investor perspectives and actions to create a more just economy and society.


  • Kerry Kennedy |  President of RFK Human Rights and daughter of Bobby Kennedy
  • Wade McMullen | Senior Vice President, Programs and Legal Strategy
  • Sancia Dalley | Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
  • Sushma Raman (moderator) | Executive Director, Carr Center 

Kerry Kennedy is a human rights activist and lawyer, she authored New York Times best seller Being Catholic Now, as well as Speak Truth to Power and Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope. Kerry, the seventh of Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy’s eleven children, has devoted more than 40 years to the pursuit of equal justice, the promotion and protection of basic rights, and the preservation of the rule of law. She works on a range of issues, including child labor, women’s rights, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, criminal justice reform, immigration, impunity, and environmental justice. She has led hundreds of human rights delegations in support of these causes. Under Kerry’s leadership, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights partners with the bravest people on earth to create lasting change. 

Wade McMullen is an experienced leader and human rights lawyer whose work in service of grassroots activists and social justice movements has spanned the globe. At Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Wade leads the organization’s national and international strategy across programs that work with frontline advocates to topple systemic injustice and foster a new generation of human rights defenders in the classroom and on college campuses. He also directs the organization’s work to shrink the scale, scope and power of systems of mass criminalization and mass incarceration in the U.S.

Sancia Dalley, as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Program Director of RFK Human Rights’ Compass Investor Program, Sancia Dalley leads business development, engagement with the corporate sector as well as the programming for the network of more than 120 investors and fiduciaries within Compass. With over a decade of experience working with the private sector, Sancia has advised Fortune 500 companies including Pfizer, Nike Inc., Scotiabank, Virgin Group, and BP on Corporate Social Responsibility and health strategies, business case analysis, program design and evaluation. 

Sushma Raman is Carr Center's Executive Director. Sushma brings a rich and diverse background in philanthropy, human rights and social justice through her work in the U.S. and globally with the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, as well as her experience leading human rights programs, philanthropic collaboratives, and social justice foundations. Sushma’s upcoming book, co-authored with Bill Schulz, The Coming Good Society: Why New Realities Demand New Rights, looks at the coming changes to the human rights landscape and argues that rights must adapt to new technological and scientific realities or risk being consigned to irrelevance.

Virtual Event Details
This event will be livestreamed on YouTube Live. Attendees registered for this event (link below) will receive a reminder for the livestream fifteen minutes before the event along with a link to the YouTube page where you can participate in the live chat and ask questions during the event.





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