March 14, 2022
10:30 am - 11:00 am, Central Time
Progressive Student Coffee hour with Kempis “Ghani” Songster and Professor Rachel Lopez
Members of ACS, ACLU, and NLG are invited for an informal gathering to meet and talk with Kempis “Ghani” Songster and Professor Rachel Lopez. Along with Terrell Carter, Songster and Professor Lopez are the authors of Redeeming Justice, an Northwestern University Law Review article in which they argue that there is a fundamental human right to redemption, rendering life without parole sentences both inhumane and unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment. The piece draws from the lived experiences of coauthors Carter and Songster, both of whom were sentenced to life without parole over three decades ago. Coffee and tea will be provided.