White Supremacy and Democracy: Criminal Justice System
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 05:00pm - 06:00pm

    In order to understand how White Supremacy and basic tenets of democracy work for Black people in the US, this is a workshop you must attend. We will look at this issue from the perspective of Blacks’ dealings with the criminal justice system. We will cover how institutional racism intersects with being Black in terms of the police, jails, courts, legal financial obligations, judges’ decisions, sentencing and parole. 

    We will discuss, within the parameters of white supremacy, the difficulty of revolutionizing this country as long as every institution is infused with racism. Finally, we will envision how a more humane society can be brought about. 

    Presenters: Alexes Harris, Ph.D., is the Presidential Term Professor and Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Her research is fundamentally centered on issues of inequality, poverty and race in United States’ systems of justice; Larry Gossett, is a lifelong political activist. The first student to graduate from the University of Washington with a degree in African American Studies, he was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a Founder of UW’s Black Students Union. 

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