Unequal Justice: Consequences of Race and Class in Our Criminal Justice System
A panel discussion and community conversation
Arlington Town Hall
Saturday, February 28, 7:00pm
PACC is delighted to be a co-sponsor of this event.
The timely and important topic of the inequities in our criminal justice system as they relate to race and class will be the focus of an enlightening program in the Arlington Town Hall organized by the Town’s Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group. The free event is on Saturday evening, February 28. All are welcome to this panel discussion and community conversation.
The goal of “Unequal Justice: Consequences of Race and Class in Our Criminal Justice System” is to provide information about the inequities of the justice system and ideas for what might be done to improve it. While on paper the law is “equal” for all races and classes, it is very unequal in practice, as race and class are critical factors in the actual practice of law.
Panelists include Fred Ryan, Arlington Police Chief; Peniel Joseph, Tufts University civil rights historian; Frank Rudy Cooper, Suffolk Law School Professor specializing in race and masculinity, and Don Perry, parole reform activist. The panel will be introduced by Bonie Bagchi Williamson, Co-chair of the Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group, and moderated by David Whitford, editor-at-large for Inc. magazine. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program starts at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be available.
Vision 2020’s Diversity Task Group is looking for us and other sponsoring organizations to advertise the event, contribute cookies or bottled water for the refreshment table and for volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up on Saturday, February 28, for more information contact the church office and see the press release and event poster below.