James Forman Jr. to Deliver Georgetown Law’s 2018-2019 Hart Lecture on Thursday
November 12, 2018
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Nov. 15, Yale Law Professor and Pulitzer-Prize Winner James Forman Jr. will deliver Georgetown Law’s 2018-2019 Philip A. Hart Lecture.
In his 2018 Pulitzer-Prize Winning Book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, James Forman Jr. explored the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in U.S. cities. A leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color, Forman will deliver Georgetown Law’s 2018-2019 Philip A. Hart Lecture, entitled,“Locking Up Our Own: Race, Class, and the Politics of Mass Incarceration.” His address will be followed by a panel discussion with the former mayor of Washington, D.C., Sharon Pratt, and journalist Jonetta Rose Barras.
The Philip A. Hart Memorial Lectureship was established at Georgetown Law by the family and friends of Philip A. Hart, a distinguished U.S. Senator and Georgetown alumnus. A prominent scholar or professional is invited to deliver the lecture each year.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Reception to follow
James Forman Jr. – professor of law, Yale Law School. Author and Pulitzer Prize winner for non-fiction: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, 2018. Former public defender.
A post-lecture panel discussion will feature:
Kristin Henning – professor of law, Georgetown Law. Director, Juvenile Justice Clinic. (moderator)
Sharon Pratt – former mayor of the District of Columbia.
Jonetta Rose Barras– award-winning journalist.
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