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Saturday, October 19 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Public Affairs Keynote

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Civil rights attorney Ben Crump has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and other Black Lives Matter cases. In his book, Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People, he argues that the criminal justice system discriminates against black and brown people, as well as people who are “colored” by virtue of sexual preference, religious beliefs, or gender. As evidence, Crump describes the effects of racial profiling, mass incarceration, voter disenfrachisement, and unequal educational opportunities for minority students. But Crump has hope. He believes that there is a cure for racism. Come hear this powerful advocate for justice discuss Open Season with Kenneth Mack, Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law at Harvard and author of Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer.

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Kenneth Mack

Kenneth W. Mack is the inaugural Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also the co-faculty leader of the Harvard Law School Program on Law and History. His 2012 book, Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights... Read More →

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Ben Crump

Ben Crump is a civil rights attorney, author, and speaker who is known for representing Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown’s families in their respective cases. A frequent contributor to Time Magazine, Crump served as the first African American president of the Federal Bar Association... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
BPL Rabb Hall 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116