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NACDL News: NACDL Presents Four Awards at FCJ Gala Celebrating NACDL’s 60th Anniversary

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Alexandra Funk, and Ian Nawalinski

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At the Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ) Gala celebrating “NACDL at 60 Years” on April 20, 2018, in New York City, NACDL presented four awards.

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From Left to Right: Malika Saada Saar, Theodore V. Wells, Jr., Michelle Alexander, and Quintin Chatman

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The Champion of Justice Civic and Humanitarian Award was presented to Michelle Alexander. NACDL bestows this award upon those individuals who have staunchly preserved or defended the constitutional rights of American citizens and have endeavored to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime. Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar, and best-selling author. Her recent book, the award-winning The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, has inspired racial justice advocacy efforts and a debate about the crisis of mass incarceration nationwide. Currently, Alexander is a Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary in New Yor

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