How did the United States come to lock up more of its citizens than any other nation on earth? What can we do to change that? Yale Law Professor James Forman Jr. diagnoses America’s criminal justice crisis with both data and human stories. He will draw on his life experience as the child of a civil rights leader, public defender, and law professor. He will also discuss research from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. Forman will leave the audience hopeful, inspired, and armed with concrete ideas for how they themselves can contribute to change.
Reception and book sale/signing to follow.
Introduction and welcome by Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year.
James Forman Jr. is the 2019 Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor.
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