September 19, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Eastern Time
ACS Washington, DC: P&P Live! Jarrett Adams | REDEEMING JUSTICE
He was seventeen when an all-white jury sentenced him to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Now a pioneering lawyer, he recalls the journey that led to his exoneration--and inspired him to devote his life to fighting the many injustices in our legal system.
In this illuminating story of hope and full-circle redemption, join Adams, Politics and Prose, and the Washington D.C. ACS Lawyer Chapter as Adams draws on his life and the cases of his clients to show the racist tactics used to convict young men of color, the unique challenges facing exonerees once released, and how the lack of equal representation in our courts is a failure not only of empathy but of our collective ability to uncover the truth. Redeeming Justice is an unforgettable firsthand account of the limits--and possibilities--of our country's system of law.
Jarrett Adams, Attorney, Law Office of Jarrett Adams, PLLC; Author, Redeeming Justice: From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity on Both Sides of a Broken System