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 Times, The 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.
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