Walking in Bryan Stevenson’s Footsteps

 Thursday, April 8, 2021
 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 Bluhm Legal Clinic
 Candace Bergeron
 For NLaw Community

This lecture series highlights the work of innovative, fearless racial justice advocates across the country. The series' second event will honor Andrea Ritchie. Ms Richie will give a talk about her work and will be in conversation Law Professor Sheila Bedi. There will be time for Q & A from the audience after the talk. Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant whose writing, litigation, and advocacy has focused on policing of women and LGBT people of color for the past two decades. She is currently Researcher at the Interrupting Criminalization initiative she co-founded with Mariame Kaba, and works with groups across the country to reduce and eliminate the harms of policing and criminalization and increase community safety. Ritchie is author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, and co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women and Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. Sheila A. Bedi is a clinical professor of law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and director of the Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic, a law school clinic that provides students with the opportunities to work within social-justice movements on legal and policy strategies aimed at redressing over-policing and mass imprisonment. This event is co-sponsored by: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern Prison Education Program, the Children and Family Justice Center and the Community Justice & Civil Rights Clinic of the Bluhm Legal Clinic and One Book One Northwestern

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