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Busboys and Poets Book Event: BENDING THE ARC with Keeda Haynes
November 16 @ 6:00 pm EST

 

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Virtual and in-person event
Tue, Nov 16, 2021, 6:00 PM ET
Busboys and Poets
450 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Please join us virtually or in-person for an eye opening story from Keeda Haynes, Voting Rights Campaign Strategist at The Sentencing Project, in her journey from prison to politics.

Bending the Arc: My Journey from Prison to Politics is the description of Keeda Haynes incredible journey, from wrongful prosecution to law school upon release. With a unique background and understanding in incarceration and law in this country, Keeda decided to become a public defender and defend those who the system abuses and criminalizes with prejudice. As a lawyer, public defender, and later Congressional candidate, Keeda drew from her own personal experiences with how our unequal justice system treats the most vulnerable. Through her unique perspective and passionate activism, she now tells her story to help us reshape our communities into what they could be- our future does not have to be defined by our past.

Keeda will discuss her book in conversation with Nicole Austin-Hillery, Executive Director, US Program of the Human Rights Watch.

This event will be livestreamed here and on the @busboysandpoets Facebook and Youtube pages.

In the Washington, DC area? Please join us at Busboys and Poets, 450 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001, for the in-person event.