Race and the Criminal Justice System Discussion Series

The events unfolding across our nation today renew a long-standing call for fundamental changes to our nation’s institutions. While today’s cries carry echoes from protests following the deaths of so many Black people killed by police, and the hopes for change from the marches of the Civil Rights Movement, the current story of race, racism, and white privilege in America has its roots firmly planted in over 400 years of history. It is by fully understanding our nation’s legacy of chattel slavery that we can begin to combat our current social structures that perpetuate institutional racism.

Continue the discussion with the Pretrial Justice Institute on July 30th for the third installment of the virtual discussion with sociologists Angela Hattery and Earl Smith, co-authors of Policing Black Bodies, who will be joined by John Clark of the Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) and Yolonda Young-Adisa, MSW, ADW. Moderated by PJI executive partner Cherise Fanno Burdeen, this 90-minute conversation will pick up where the NACDL installment left off — digging deeper into the historical context of actuarial tools and racism, and PJI’s new position opposing pretrial risk assessment.

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Cost: Free
Registration is Required

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