Transformative Criminal Justice Reform: Where Do We Go from Here?


Date: Sep 25th

What’s next for criminal justice reform — and what will it take for the United States to truly grapple with its long history of racial injustice? Our panel will discuss potential courses of action during a pivotal time — after months of renewed racial reckoning, amid a public health crisis that has disproportionately impacted Black and Latino Americans, and before a critical national election.

Join us on September 25 for a wide-ranging discussion about an expanding body of research that underscores the need to dramatically reduce the number of people trapped in our correctional system. Panelists include Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color Of Change; Bruce Western, author of the award-winning book Punishment and Inequality in America; Topeka Sam, founder and executive director of Ladies of Hope Ministries; and Lauren-Brooke. Eisen, director of the Brennan Center’s Justice Program. They join legal expert and MSNBC contributor Melissa Murray.

This event is produced in partnership with New York University’s John Brademas Center and NYU Votes.


- Keynote from Laura Arnold, Cofounder of Arnold Ventures
- Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Director, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice
- Rashad Robinson, President, Color Of Change
- Topeka K. Sam, Founder and Executive Director, The Ladies of Hope Ministries (The LOHM)
- Bruce Western, Bryce Professor of Sociology and Social Justice and Co-Director, Justice Lab at Columbia University; Author of the award-winning book Punishment and Inequality in America
- Moderator: Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

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When: September 25th

Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 01:00 pm

Price Range: Free