SXSW 2021

Engaging the 99%: The Future of Justice Reform


2020 has been the most politically explosive year since 1968 when it comes to tackling systematic racism. Grass roots movements such as Black Lives Matter have teamed up with A-list celebrities and sport stars to ensure the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake are never forgotten. There has never been more pressure on officials to make progress on tackling racism in their communities, and on business leaders to take a stand.

But equally there has never been a more perilous time for justice reform. How can we master this movement to transform our system, and avoid the pitfalls of the past? In this session we will explore how the BLM movement needs to continue evolving to drive enduring change and embrace the business community as an ally in the fight for equality.

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  1. The latest thinking around systematic racism
  2. Information on how businesses can become advocates for justice system reform
  3. Points of view on the future of the Black Lives Matter movement



Philip Honour, VP, Porter Novelli

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