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The U.S. Criminal Justice System & Racial Inequities

October 28, 2020, 7:00 PM


A Conversation with Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.

Join the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs tomorrow for A Conversation with Congressman Hank Johnson: The U.S. Criminal Justice System & Racial Inequities from 7 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28. This public event is the official kick-off for our annual public policy theme of criminal injustice and racial inequities. If you can’t join us live at this link, you can watch the recording of the conversation on our website or YouTube channel.

Note that this event originally featured Congresswoman Karen Bass, but she has an unexpected conflict arise and asked Congressman Johnson to speak in her place. Representative Johnson of Georgia's fourth district, now in his seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, the Secretary of the Congressional Black Caucus, and a former criminal defense attorney, judge, and country commissioner. He authored the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act, a part of the historic George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which was the Congressional Black Caucus's response to police and vigilante violence against African Americans across the country.

The discussion will be opened by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes and moderated by Goldfarb Center Executive Director Kimberly Flowers, Halle Carroll ’23, and Reagan Dennis ’23. We will be taking live questions from the audience, so come with questions.


October 28, 2020
7:00 PM


Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
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