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Social Justice: Making it Plain, Making it Right
Social Justice: Making it Plain, Making it Right
Please join us for our first event of the Obsidian & Neon Speaker Series in recognition of Black History Month as we explore the aspects of social injustice, moderated and curated by Judge Karen Bennett-Haron.
Blacks represent 12% of the U.S. adult population but 33% of the sentenced prison population. As prosecutors and judges look toward solutions in alternatives to prison and a reduction in sentencing, the underlying legacy of imprisonment as an extension of slavery cannot be separated from the discussion of justice reform. Journalist Lucy Lang of The Atlantic said it best, “Simply diverting nonviolent offenders and reducing sentence lengths will not solve mass incarceration.”
Join us in conversation as we consider the question of a true Social Justice defined by equal access to wealth, opportunities, and privilege as the solution to mass incarceration.
Sponsored by Bank of America

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02/01/2020 14:00:0002/01/2020 16:00:00America/Los_AngelesSocial Justice: Making it Plain, Making it Right
Social Justice: Making it Plain, Making it Right
Social Justice: Making it Plain, Making it Right
Please join us for our first event of the Obsidian & Neon Speaker Series in recognition of Black History Month as we explore the aspects of social injustice, moderated and curated by Judge Karen Bennett-Haron.
Blacks represent 12% of the U.S. adult population but 33% of the sentenced prison population. As prosecutors and judges look toward solutions in alternatives to prison and a reduction in sentencing, the underlying legacy of imprisonment as an extension of slavery cannot be separated from the discussion of justice reform. Journalist Lucy Lang of The Atlantic said it best, “Simply diverting nonviolent offenders and reducing sentence lengths will not solve mass incarceration.”
Join us in conversation as we consider the question of a true Social Justice defined by equal access to wealth, opportunities, and privilege as the solution to mass incarceration.
Sponsored by Bank of America
Reno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
02/01/202002/01/2020
All Day Event
2:00pm4:00pm