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Race, Class and the Criminal Justice System
September 10, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Busboys and Poets – 2021 14th St NW
September 12th
7 pm-9pm

The Sentencing Project invites you to join criminal justice reform advocates for a discussion around race, class and the criminal justice system. This event is sponsored by Busboys and Poets Books, PEN America, and the Free Minds Book Club–an organization that uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential.


  • Marc Mauer: Executive Director of The Sentencing Project, author of Race to Incarcerate and co-editor of Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment
  • Clint Smith: Doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University and author of Counting Descent​
  • Lauren-Brooke Eisen: Senior Fellow at the Brennan Center’s Justice Program and author of Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration
  • Paul Butler: Law Professor at Georgetown Law and author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men

No RSVP required.