Big Ideas Night: Criminal Justice Reform

Featuing Brittany K. Barnett (A Knock at Midnight), Emily Bazelon (Charged), and Shaka Senghor (Writing My Wrongs)

October 21, 2020 in Virtual Event

Between harrowing disparities in sentencing, mass incarceration, and an epidemic of overly powerful prosecutors, it’s clear that America is in dire need of criminal justice reform. It’s an issue we can’t wait any longer to address, so we’ve called on those who have been working toward these goals for years to explain the problems at hand, what needs to be done, and how we can work together to do it.

Join us on Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00 PM ET on Zoom for a crucial, timely Big Ideas Night on Criminal Justice Reform with a panel of expert authors: Brittany K. Barnett, attorney, entrepreneur, and author of A Knock at Midnight; Emily Bazelon, New York Times Magazine staff writer and author of Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration; and Shaka Senghor, motivational speaker, member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, and author of Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison.

Brought to you with support from Ben & Jerry’s, a company unafraid to use their platforms to speak truth to power.

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Date & Time

October 21, 2020
8:00PM ET to 9:00PM ET


Virtual Event

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About Ben and Jerry's Justice Remixed

Innocent until proven guilty. Fairness. Justice. Those are the values that guide our legal system, right? Well, maybe for some, but definitely not for all. America locks people up at a higher rate than any other country on earth — and bias is baked right in. If you’re a person of color or struggling to make ends meet, you’re much more likely to be sent to prison — for a longer period of time — than a white person convicted of the same crime.

We’re proud to work with Advancement Project National Office in supporting reforms that invest in people instead of prisons. Together we can transform the system to deliver justice for all, instead of just some.

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