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Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Criminal Justice System and the Black Community: Raben Policy After Hours with Paul Butler and James Forman
July 25, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


The Raben Group invites you to join them for an evening of conversation with Paul Butler, author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men, and James Forman, author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. The conversation will be moderated by Raben’s Katharine Huffman and will be followed by a book signing.

A former federal prosecutor, Paul Butler provides legal commentary for MSNBC, CNN, and NPR and has been featured on 60 Minutes and profiled in The Washington Post. A law professor at Georgetown University, he is the author of Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, winner of the Harry Chapin Media Award, and Chokehold: Policing Black Men, one of the first major books about race published in the Trump era. He has published numerous op-eds and book reviews, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times.

James Forman, Jr. is a professor of law at Yale Law School. He has written for The New York TimesThe Atlantic, numerous law reviews, and other publications. A former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, he spent six years as a public defender in Washington, D.C., where he cofounded the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America tells the story of how African Americans in law enforcement made the war on drugs very much their war.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 5:30PM – 7:00PM

1341 G Street, NW | Fifth Floor | Washington, D.C. 20005


July 25, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Raben Group
1341 G Street, NW, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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