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Book Talk: ‘Locking Up Our Own’

Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

James Forman Jr., author of  “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” will discuss his critically acclaimed 2017 book, which explores how decisions made by black leaders — often with the best of intentions — contributed to disproportionately incarcerating black and brown people.  His Washington Post bestseller was longlisted for the National Book Award and has been named a Best Book of the Year by numerous publications, including the New York Times, The Marshall Project, Publisher’s Weekly, and GQ Magazine. Forman,  a graduate of Yale Law School, and former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, now teaches constitutional law at Yale and the course “Race, Class, and Punishment.

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Nov 7
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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California African American Museum
600 State Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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