Closed to the Public
Teach-in on Democracy Series: Systemic Racism in the United States of America
MIIS Student and Activist Nathaniel Sawyer and former California State Senator Bill Monning will discuss systemic racism, trauma, and healing Americans need moving forward.
This talk is open only to the MIIS community. The zoom link and password are available in the all-campus e-mail sent the morning of February 22 titled “Teach-In on Democracy Session #2 This Thursday Featuring Bill Monning & Nathaniel Sawyer Re: Systemic Racism in the USA”
Nathaniel Sawyer is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Former Law Enforcement, Foster Care and Human Trafficking Specialist, community development leader, and activist on the Central Coast of California. He studies International Policy and Development with a specialization in human trafficking, migration, and human security and will graduate in May 2021.
Bill Monning (Democratic Party) was a member of the California State Senate, representing District 17 and was the state Senate majority leader from 2018 - 2020. He assumed office on December 3, 2012 and left office on December 7, 2020. He previously served in the California State Assembly, representing District 27 from 2008 to 2012.
Monning’s professional experience includes working as Director/Distinguished Professor of Law, Mandell-Gisnet Center for Conflict Management, Monterey College of Law, and Professor of International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, Monterey Institute of International Studies. He owned a private law practice from 1982-87 and 1991-93.
Monning has been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Civil Rights Coalition of Monterey County, League of United Latin-American Citizens, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Sierra Club, and the Surfrider Foundation.