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City Arts & Lectures Presents JAMES FORMAN, JR.

James Forman, Jr. author photo and Locking Up Our Own cover image
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JAMES FORMAN, JR.

In Conversation with Lara Bazelon

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:30 pm

Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Cultural Studies

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James Forman, Jr. has devoted his life to fighting institutionalized racism. After clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Forman joined the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., where for six years he represented both juveniles and adults charged with crimes. Frustrated with the lack of education and job training opportunities for his clients, Forman founded the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, an alternative school for previously arrested youth. Forman is a law professor at Yale University. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, Forman examines the war on crime that began in the 1970s, why it was supported by many African American leaders, and how it has contributed to the mass incarceration of people of color.

Lara Bazelon is an associate professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she directs the Criminal & Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinics. Previously, she worked as a deputy federal public defender and the director of a Los Angeles-based innocence project. She is the author of Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Nourse Theatre
275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374537449
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2018