"Locking Up Our Own," a Luskin Lecture and Book Discussion by James Forman Jr. , California African American Museum, Thursday, 07. November 2019

“Locking Up Our Own,” a Luskin Lecture and Book Discussion by James Forman Jr.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
California African American Museum (CAAM)600 State Drive, Los Angeles
James Forman, Jr., author of  “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” will discuss his critically acclaimed 2017 book which explores how decisions made by black leaders — often with the best of intentions — contributed to disproportionately incarcerating black and brown people.  His Washington Post bestseller  was longlisted for the National Book Award and has been named a Best Book of the Year by numerous publications, including the New York Times, The Marshall Project, Publisher’s Weekly, and GQ Magazine. Forman,  a graduate of Yale Law School, and former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, now teaches constitutional law at Yale and the course “Race, Class, and Punishment.
*The UCLA Luskin Lecture Series enhances public discourse on topics relevant to the betterment of society. The Series features renowned public intellectuals, bringing together scholars as well as national and local leaders to address society’s most pressing problems. The Luskin Lecture series has included speakers such as journalist Jorge Ramos; Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; Secretaries Leon Panetta, Anthony Foxx, and Madeline Albright; Governor Howard Dean; and Police Chief William J. Bratton.

RSVP required for admittance. 
Admission is free, but registration is required for each attendee. 
Transit: CAAM and Exposition Park are serviced by the Metro Expo Line in the light rail system. The station is Expo Park/USC.
Parking: CAAM is at the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard, just west of the 110 Freeway. Please note that our parking lot entrance is at 39th and Figueroa. Please put that cross section into your maps search or GPS device. Parking is $12 during the day. $15 after 5 pm. CASH ONLY.
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"Locking Up Our Own," a Luskin Lecture and Book Discussion by James Forman Jr.

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