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Prisons, Police, Race, and the War On Drugs at Wagner, Apr. 17

April 14, 2008
N-401, 2007-08

The NYU Wagner Criminal Justice Student Group, the Students of African Descent Alliance, and the Correctional Association of New York will host a discussion Thursday, April 17, entitled “Prisons, Police, Race, and the War on Drugs.” The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, The Puck Building, 2nd Floor, 295 Lafayette Street (@ Houston), Manhattan.

Join leading academicians, activists, political figures and lawyers in the discussion about a critical, oft-neglected public policy issue of the day: How police, prosecutorial and prison related practices lead to the dramatically disproportionate confinement of poor people of color.

  • WHO: Jeffrion L. Aubry, Assembly Member and Chair, NYS Assembly Committee on Correction; Kamau Karl Franklin, Racial Justice Fellow, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Co-Chair, the National Conference of Black Lawyers; Robert Gangi, Executive Director, the Correctional Association of New York; Dennis Smith, Associate Professor of Public Policy, NYU Wagner; and Mary Porter (moderator), Lecturer in Public Administration and Assistant Dean, NYU Wagner, and former Prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
  • WHAT: A discussion on “Prisons, Police, Race, and the War on Drugs.”
  • WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, The Puck Building, 2nd Floor, 295 Lafayette Street, Manhattan.
  • RSVP at http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/prisons.php.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337


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