17 2021

2021: A Year of Criminal Justice Reform? Top 10 Trends Driving Change

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Jacob 75 Rimmon Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
203-389-2111 info@bnaijacob.org

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In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Michael Lawlor, JD, nationally recognized expert on criminal justice reform, Professor of Criminal Justice at UNH and former undersecretary for criminal justice and planning in the Malloy administration, will explore central themes found in two award-winning films, "13th" and "Just Mercy." Viewing of both films (available on Netflix) is recommended prior to attendance. "13th" is Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system. "Just Mercy," based on the work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, tells the true story of Stevenson's appeal of the murder conviction of Walter McMillian. A Zoom link may be obtained by contacting the CBJ office.

Sponsor: Adult Education Committee, B'nai Jacob