Two Pandemics, One Election: The Future of Justice

All too often, the punitive force of the criminal justice system jeopardizes public safety, trust, and human rights. As the global COVID-19 pandemic rages on, racialized policing, prosecutorial, and incarceration practices are under increased scrutiny. The cumulative effects of brutalization of black and brown people calls into question the United States’ commitment to equality and liberty for all. How do we envision and realize a future just society that incorporates a more expansive notion of safety and wellness?

Panelists

Kim Gardner, JD, Circuit Attorney, City of St. Louis

Daniel Harawa, JD, Assistant Professor of Practice, Director of the Appellate Clinic, School of Law

Katie Herbert Meyer, JD, Assistant Professor of Practice and Director, Immigration Clinic

Odis Johnson, Jr., PhD, Professor of Sociology & Education; Associate Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

Moderator

Geoff Ward, PhD, Professor of African and African-American Studies; Associate Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

This event is sponosred by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagementin partnership with the Clark-Fox Policy Institute and the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Equity.

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