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James Forman Jr. | Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Wed, October 18, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

National Book Award nominee and Yale Law School professor James Forman Jr. has spent decades teaching, writing, and working on the ground in criminal procedure and policy, juvenile justice, and education law and policy. A former law clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, public defender in Washington, D.C., and Georgetown law professor, he has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, and numerous other publications and law reviews. In his “remarkable” and “beautifully written” (Washington Post) new book, Forman seeks to understand the historical and continuing support for mass incarceration by African American leaders.

Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Endowed Lecture

Please allow extra time to get to Parkway Central, due to extensive road work in the area.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103