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Mass Incarceration in the Land of the Free – Green River College 2020-2021 Book Conversation
October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Did you know we have the highest incarceration rate in the world? Ever wonder how we got here? Would you like to learn more about why people were protesting, and what defunding the police actually means? Join GRC sociology professor Kate Lawson as we look at some of the historical policies and practices that have shaped our current criminal justice system, and how we can help push for a more equitable future.
This is part of Green River College’s 2020-21 One Book Conversation on the U.S. Carcercal System and Injustice. For background information read
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
- Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women by Susan Burton and Cari Lynn
(You do not need to read the books to attend talks.)