Jarrett Adams was 17 when an all-white jury sentenced him to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Now a pioneering lawyer, he recalls the journey that led to his exoneration—and inspired him to devote his life to fighting the many injustices in our legal system—in his new memoir, Redeeming Justice.
While some of us may only be beginning to understand that our legal system is broken, others of us, like Adams, have experienced its damaging effects firsthand. As we strive for a more just future, we must look to these brilliant guides to illuminate the destructive problems at hand and work together to devise lasting solutions.
Join us on Wednesday, November 3 at 8:00 PM ET on Zoom for an important Big Ideas Night: Seeking Justice in a Broken System, with insights from some of the most gifted writers, lawyers, and activists working today. Mic.com’s Shanté Cosme will moderate a panel discussion featuring Jarrett Adams (Redeeming Justice), Wes Moore (The Other Wes Moore), and Shaka Senghor (Writing My Wrongs). The authors will discuss the major issues facing us today, the victories they’ve achieved thus far, and the ways we can all work together to move forward and continue the fight for justice.