Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Tuesday, November 7 | 4:30 p.m. | Hofstra Univesity | Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center
James Forman, Jr., former public defender, professor, and criminal justice reformer, Yale Law School
Based on his critically acclaimed book by the same name, this talk builds on Forman's work as a public defender, a founder of a charter school for incarerated teens, and a law professor to outline the criminal justice criminal justice crisis with both data and human stories. He leaves the audience with hope for what can be done to make a difference, and how they themselves can contribute to change.
Co-sponsored by the Monroe H. Freedman Institue for the Study of Legal Ethics, Criminal Justice Clinic and the Black Law Students Association, Maurice A. Deane School of Law.