Race and Criminal Justice in a "Colorblind" America

A conversation moderated by Professor Melissa Harris-Perry

Past Event
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
6:30 PM — 8:30 PM ET
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
A reception with drinks and light refreshments will start at 6:30, and our program begins at 7:00 PM.​

Join us for a special discussion on Tuesday, October 15 about the critical ways that justice reform impacts Black communities. We’ll be meeting from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the Langston Hughes Auditorium at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd in Harlem). That evening, we’ll be talking about the ways that reform-minded system actors can move us toward equal justice, confront challenges to race and gender, and make decisions rooted in the dignity of all people that promote healing, safety, and racial equity.

Professor Melissa Harris-Perry (the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University) will moderate a conversation featuring the following speakers:

  • Kimberley Foxx, State’s Attorney, Cook County, Chicago;
  • Jamila Hodge, Project Director, Reshaping Prosecution project;
  • Raymond Santana, of the Exonerated Five; and
  • Vincent M. Southerland, Executive Director, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, NYU School of Law