Anti-hate summit hosted by Biden
As part of his campaign promise to "heal the soul of the nation," President Joe Biden will host a White House summit next month to address a spate of hate-fueled violence in the U.S.
According to the White House, Biden will host the United We Stand Summit on Sept. 15, focusing on the "corrosive effects" of violence on the society and democracy.
Ten Black people were killed at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket in May, prompting advocates to push Biden to hold the event, in part to address a series of violent incidents in El Paso, Texas, Pittsburgh, and Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
“As President Biden said in Buffalo after the horrific mass shooting earlier this year, in the battle for the soul of our nation ‘we must all enlist in this great cause of America,’” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
”The United We Stand Summit will present an important opportunity for Americans of all races, religions, regions, political affiliations, and walks of life to take up that cause together.”
19 August 2022