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


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.

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