Thu, Aug 13 | Zoom

Racial Disparities in Sentencing and Plea Bargains

featuring Andrea James and Dr. Herman Beavers
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Racial Disparities in Sentencing and Plea Bargains

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Aug 13, 2020, 6:30 PM
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As a follow up to our successful discussion on police brutality on June 18, please join us for a discussion with Andrea James and Dr. Herman Beavers as they examine systematic racism in prison sentencing and plea bargains.

Andrea James is the Founder and Executive Director of Families for Justice as Healing, the founder of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, and the author of Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration. Andrea worked within the criminal justice system for more than 25 years, from her days as a youth worker, to her work as a criminal defense attorney. She is a 2016 recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for her work to reform the nation's criminal justice system.  

Herman Beavers has taught at the University of Pennsylvania since 1989 and is Director of Civic House and the Civics Scholar Program. Professor Beavers has a joint appointment in the Department of Africana Studies and teaches courses in African American and American literature, including courses on Southern Modernism. He has recently published essays on  August Wilson, Charles Johnson, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison.  His latest book Geography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison was published in 2018. He also serves as an advisory editor at African American Review, Modern Fiction Studies, The Langston Hughes Review, and The Black Scholar.

Join us as they discuss systematic racism in prison sentencing and plea deals.

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