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Sawyer Seminar Series feat. James Forman: "Can the Criminal Justice System Ever Be Just?"

When Jan 31, 2018
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where 112 Kern Building
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Part of the Sawyer Seminar Series on Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance
Sponsored by: the Department of African American Studies

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. James Forman Jr., author of the critical acclaimed Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America shows that the “tough on crime” policies that produced mass incarceration were supported by black politicians and community leaders. Prof. Forman's talk explores why that was and how we can undo the damage.


Department of African American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802
Ph: 814-863-4243 | Fax: 814-863-3578