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Philanthropy NW Racial Equity Series - Crime and Punishment in Black America with James Forman, Jr.

Date: April 18, 2019Time: 6:00 pm
Location:  Show map Rialto Theater
310 S. 9th Street
Contact: Tacoma Arts Live for Tickets - See Below for Link


How did the United States come to lock up more of its citizens than any other nation on earth? What can we do to change that?

On April 18, Philanthropy Northwest will bring author and commentator, James Forman, Jr. to Tacoma, speaking at the Rialto Theater.  Mr. Forman is author of “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America"…winner of the Pulitzer Prize. You will have a chance to engage with Mr. Forman with questions from the audience, and hear about the local impact on people of color and the criminal justice system.

Thanks to support from community leaders, you are invited to attend this event at the reduced price of $10. Register for this event today by clicking here - you will be taken to Tacoma Arts Live ticket page. Enter promo code: PNW19 to reserve your $10 ticket.

Professor James Forman has written many law review articles, in addition to op-eds and essays for the New York Times, the Atlantic, the New Republic, the Nation and the Washington Post. His first book is the critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning  Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America  (2017), which explores how decisions are made by black leaders, often with the best of intentions, contributed to disproportionately incarcerating black and brown people. Locking Up Our Own is a book so compelling that it was named one of the New York Times' Top 10 books of 2017, was longlisted for the National Book Award and became an instant Washington Post bestseller. In his memorable keynote, Forman shares his life journey as a child of a civil rights leader, a public defender, a founder of a charter school for incarcerated teens and a law professor. He outlines America's criminal justice crisis with both data and human stories. He leaves the audience inspired and armed with concrete ideas for how they themselves can contribute to change.  

Thanks to the generous sponsoring partners for this event, Tacoma Arts Live and Casey Family Programs.


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