P&P Live! Jarrett Adams — Redeeming Justice: From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity on Both Sides of a Broken System - with Shaka Senghor

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Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

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This event will be held in partnership with American Constitution Society.

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, 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 earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in May 2015 and started a public-interest law fellowship with Ann Claire Williams, judge for the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the same court that reversed his conviction. Jarrett also clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York with the late Honorable Deborah Batts. After working for the Innocence Project in New York, he launched the Law Office of Jarrett Adams, PLLC, in 2017, and now practices in both federal and state courts throughout the country.

Adams will be joined in conversation with, Shaka Senghor, the Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at TripActions. He is also the President of Shaka Senghor, Inc. and Founder of Redeemed Sole. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, debuted on The New York Times and The Washington Post Best Seller Lists. Shaka’s widely anticipated sophomore book, Letters to the Sons of Society will be released January 2022.

 

P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Offsite
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780593137819
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Published: Convergent Books - September 14th, 2021

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