Note to attendees: as this free event is expected to be well-attended, we'll be at Busboys and Poets handing out wristbands for entry to the venue from 5 p.m. Anyone with a wristband will be guaranteed entry to the event space once it opens, around 6 p.m.
Butler is a law professor at Georgetown University, a legal analyst for CNN and MSNBC, and frequent writer and speaker about issues related to racism and criminal justice. As a former federal prosecutor he has special insight into these matters, understanding not only how the system works, but how it can most effectively be challenged. Butler’s bold call-to-action starts with the need to abolish the principle known as The Chokehold, which is the popular assumption that all black men are dangerous, and must therefore be subject to rigorous policing. Butler has radical ideas for changing this and other racial biases, and he also looks at how black communities can use their own strengths to keep their neighborhoods safe rather than bringing in more police.
Butler will be in conversation with Kojo Nnamdi.
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