September 10, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Eastern Time

Chokehold Virtual Book Discussion

Virtual Discussion

Join ACS for our inaugural Book Club discussion hosted by the ACS Board of Academic Advisors. We are excited to announce Paul Butler's Chokehold as our first read. In his book, Butler explains how our "laws and practices [] treat every African American man like a thug" and "powerfully demonstrates why current efforts to reform law enforcement will not create lasting change." Members of the ACS Board of Academic Advisors will lead smaller breakout groups to facilitate discussion of the book. Be sure to look out for a discount code to purchase Chokehold in the confirmation email you will receive after registering!


Featured Speakers:

Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law, Georgetown Law School

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum; Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University, Distinguished Professor of Law and Promise Institute Chair in Human Rights at UCLA

Justin Driver, Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Member, ACS Board of Academic Advisors 

Leah Litman, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School; Member, ACS Board of Academic Advisors 

Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network, New York University School of Law; Member, ACS National Board of Directors and Board of Academic Advisors 

Micah Schwartzman, Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law, Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law, Director, Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, University of Virginia School of Law; Member, ACS Board of Academic Advisors 


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