Mass Incarceration: Roots, Reality, Resistance

Mon, Mar 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Wayne State University Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights present a discussion on mass incarceration. A panel of speakers will present the roots of the problem, the realities presented and what can be done to resist its effects. The program will take place at noon in room 2242 in the auditorium at the WSU Law School.

Speakers include Heather Ann Thompson, Ed Sanders, and Yusef Shakur.

Heather Ann Thompson, an American historian, author, activist, college professor, and speaker from Detroit. She won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History for her work Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy.

Ed Sanders is a former Juvenile Lifer, recently released after serving 40 years in our Michigan Prison System. He is a paralegal and is currently working with the State Appellate Defender Office on their re-entry program. He is also a candidate for the Masters of Social Work Program at the University Michigan.

Yusef Bunchy Shakur is a successful author, neighborhood organizer and activist, social entrepreneur and educator who is making a difference locally and nationally. He has spoken at Harvard University, Stanford University and other respected institutions of higher education and community organizations. And his community work and life story have been featured in local and national media.

Lunch will be provided.

This event was a part of NLG's Week Against Mass Incarceration. NLG is currently engaged in unique and innovative efforts nationwide to alleviate some of the harm inflicted by the prison-industrial complex. Click this link to learn more:

Wayne State University Law School
471 W Palmer St, Detroit, Michigan 48202

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