2017 CRS Events

Anti-Racist Lawyering and Activism: The View from Los Angeles

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October 24, 2017

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Charlottesville and Beyond: Unpacking White Supremacy


September 19, 2017

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Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America - A Book Talk with James Forman Jr.

James Forman

September 26, 2017

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​James Forman Jr., Professor of Law at Yale Law School, spoke about his new book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

A former D.C. public defender, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants, and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas—from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. Locking Up Our Own enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country.