June 5, 2020

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

A History of Violence: Institutional Racism in Our Criminal Legal System

Virtual Event

The killing of George Floyd is not a singular or unique event. Nationally, black people are three times as likely as white people to be killed by police, with even more people of color surviving police violence but suffering grievous physical and emotional injuries that reverberate throughout their communities. Join the American Constitution Society, the National Bar Association, and the Society of American Law Teachers, for a discussion of the institutional and systemic racism within our criminal legal system that leads to disproportionate police violence against black and brown people and against the protesters who take to the streets demanding change, and the ways we can address it.


Russ Feingold, President, American Constitution Society

Alfreda Robinson, President & CEO, National Bar Association; Associate Dean & Director, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program, George Washington University Law School


Justin Hansford, Professor of Law and Executive Director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, Howard University School of Law  

Taja-Nia Henderson, Dean, Rutgers Graduate School – Newark; Professor, Rutgers Law School

Teressa Ravenell, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Christopher Wright Durocher, Senior Director of Policy & Program, American Constitution Society, Moderator

The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1.25 hour of California MCLE credit.

For CLE documentation, click here.


As the nation's leading progressive legal organization, ACS is committed to ensuring that all aspects of our events are accessible and enjoyable for all. If you require any accommodations, please contact us at info@acslaw.org.