Criminal Justice Reform

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Howe Lecture   “Criminal Justice Reform: Where are we now? What Comes Next?” will be held at First Parish Lexington on March 20 at 3 pm.  Journalist Jesse Wegman, on the editorial board of the New York Times, will lead a distinguished panel to examine the current broken justice system and focus on necessary changes.  Panelists include the following:  State Senator Will Brownsberger,  Senate chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary;  Professor Margaret Burnham, founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern School of Law; Attorney Adam J. Foss, Assistant District Attorney in the Juvenile Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office;  Attorney Rahsaan D. Hall,  Director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and Vincent Schiraldi, Director of the Program on Criminal Justice Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School.  Accompanying the forum will be an exhibit of small quilts entitled “Black Lives Matter:  A Journey Toward Justice.”

A reception will follow.  The Elizabeth Howe Lecture is free;  parking is available in the First Parish Lot (enter off Harrington Road).  First Parish is handicapped accessible 

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