Pepperdine Caruso Law National Lawyers Guild Presents Students Against Mass Incarceration Week
The Pepperdine Caruso Law Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will present Student Against Mass Incarceration Week on March 1-4. Each event about the criminal justice system will take place from 12:45-1:45pm Pacific. All are welcome to attend.
Students Against Mass Incarceration Week schedule of events:
The Death Penalty: Inequities and Realities of Capital Punishment
Monday, March 1st from 12:45pm-1:45pm
Join Los Angeles County Public Defender Ricardo Garcia and Special Advisor to the District Attorney Diana Teran for a discussion moderated by Professor Emeritus Carol Chase on the death penalty. Why do we still have this arcane form of punishment despite opposition from the President, Vice President, Governor, District Attorney, and Public Defender? Let's discuss. This event is cosponsored by the Criminal Law Society.
The Broken System for Incarcerated Women
Tuesday, March 2nd from 12:45pm-1:45pm
Join us for a presentation and conversation with Aditi Fruitwala, a staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California in the LGBTQ, Gender, and Reproductive Justice Project. We will be discussing legislation drafted by the ACLU that was signed into law last year that created protections for incarcerated pregnant women. This event is co-sponsored by Students for Reproductive Justice.
Recidivism and Reintegration: Returning to Life After Incarceration
Wednesday, March 3rd from 12:45pm-1:45pm
Join the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild for a panel discussion on the realities and difficulties of returning to society after being incarcerated. We'll hear from experts about their life experiences as we learn how we can take part in positive change.
Juvenile Injustice: Policy and Reform in our Criminal Justice System
Thursday, March 4th from 12:45pm-1:45pm
Join us for a presentation and conversation with Special Advisor to the District Attorney Alisa Blair, who will be sharing with us her work in juvenile justice reform, and recent efforts by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office to combat systemic issues within the criminal injustice system.
There is one sign-up link to attend any or all of the week's events, which may be found here.