Criminal Justice and Racial Inequality

event | February 10, 2015

  • New America

This is the first event in the "From Moment to Movement" Series: Conversations on Race in America in collaboration with Howard University.

Criminal Justice and Racial Inequality

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

New America

1899 L Street NW Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036


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In 2014, the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, among others, reignited America's dialogue on race and sparked a national response. That response included community organized street protests, highway blockages, social media activism, and multi-city marches with participants shouting #DontShoot, #BlackLivesMatter, and #ICantBreathe as unified expressions of public discontent.

The question is: What do we do now? How can we transition beyond the moments of Ferguson and New York into a robust movement at the local and federal level? One first step could be reforming our criminal justice system – but what does that entail? Join New America, in collaboration with Howard University, for the launch of, “From Moment to Movement” a conversation and essay series on race and policy in America.


Terri Marie Adams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Criminology, Gender Studies, and Sociology of Disasters, Howard University
Coordinator, Administration of Justice Program, Howard University

Rashad Robinson
Executive Director, ColorofChange

Monica Potts
Fellow, New America

Scott Roberts
Senior Campaign Manager, Advancement Project