Vikki Law & Dan Berger: Conversations in Black Freedom Studies Panel
"From Ferguson to Staten Island, the #blacklivesmatter campaign has put the treatment of Black people in the criminal justice system front and center in public conversation. Police brutality and the unequal treatment of Black people in the criminal justice system have a long history in the United States; as do campaigns to challenge it. Join us for an exciting two-month conversation where we explore this bigger history of mass incarceration; the racial inequalities of policing, prosecution and sentencing; the long history of political prisoners; and the campaigns of resistance built by black communities and prisoners themselves from the civil rights era to today. We are joined by six authors of important books that are must-reads for people interested in the long history of racial inequality and Black resistance in the criminal justice system: Bryan Stevenson; Dan Berger, Vikki Law; Ruth Wilson Gilmore; Laura Whitehorn and Arun Kundnani."
Watch the panel HERE
Buy Vikki Law's Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
Buy Dan Berger's The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States