Congresswoman Barbara Lee to hold virtual panel discussion on Jan. 6: Remembering the Insurrection and Reclaiming Our Democracy

Oakland, CA – On January 6, 2022, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) will hold a virtual conversation about hope, resiliency, and the fight for our democracy one year after the insurrection at the Capitol. 

The panel discussion – Remembering the Insurrection and Reclaiming our Democracy – will be part of a series of live-streamed events on January 6 to mark the 1-year anniversary of the attack. The events will be broadcast live on Congresswoman Lee’s Facebook page and on C-SPAN.

Congresswoman Lee was in the Capitol on January 6, 2021, when Trump supporters attacked police and stormed the building to stop the peaceful transfer of power to the Biden administration. The panel will feature experts and community leaders in a discussion about the repercussions of the insurrection, protecting our democracy from future attacks, and confronting the white supremacy behind ongoing efforts to undermine democratic rights. 

The schedule for the day’s events is as follows:

  • House Pro Forma Session (9 am PST): Prayer, Pledge, statement from the Chair and a Moment of Silence (House Floor)
  • Historic Perspective (10 am PST): Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden will moderate a conversation between historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham to establish and preserve the narrative of January 6th (Cannon Caucus Room)
  • Members’ Testimonials (11:30 am PST): Members will share their reflections of the day (Cannon Caucus Room)
  • Prayer Vigil (2:30 pm PST): Members of the House and Senate will join in an observance of the day in prayer and music (Center Steps, U.S. Capitol)
  • Congresswoman Lee virtual event: Remembering the Insurrection and Reclaiming our Democracy (3:30 pm PST)

Virtual Event Schedule

    • 3:30 pm – Opening Prayers for the Nation by
      Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin (Temple Sinai)
      Rev. Dr. Charlie Hames, Jr. (Beebe Memorial Cathedral)
      & Martan Martinez (traditional Native American healer)
    • 3:45 pm – Panel Discussion
      Congresswoman Barbara Lee
      David C. Wilson, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley
      Martin Waukazoo, CEO, Native American Health Center
      Moderated by Aimee Allison, founder of She the People
      & other guests to be announced
    • 4:45 pm – Musical performance
  • CNN to air ‘Live from the Capitol: January 6th, One Year Later' (5 pm PST)

For questions about Congresswoman Lee’s event, please contact District Communications Manager Alex Katz at alex.katz@mail.house.gov


Congresswoman Lee is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. She serves as Co-Chair of the Steering & Policy Committee, former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Chair Emeritus of the Progressive Caucus, Co-Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Health Task Force, and Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus. She also serves as Chair of the Majority Leader’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity. As a member of the House Democratic Leadership, she is the highest ranking Black woman in the U.S. Congress.