Meet the Author: A Book Signing and Discussion of "Locking Up Our Own Crime and Punishment in Black America" with Author James Foreman Jr.


Sep 18, 2017 – 4:00 PM

257 Peters Street
Atlanta, GA 30311 Map

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A Book Signing and Discussion of "Locking Up Our Own" with Author James Foreman Jr.  A former D.C. public defender, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants, and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas—from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. Locking Up Our Own enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country. Come Join us for this informative discussion and an opportunity to meet this highly acclaimed Attorney and Author.    FAQs Will there be books for purchase at this event? No, all attendees who desire to have their book signed must purchase the book prior to this event.  What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? AJMLS Students, Staff and Faculty with a valid parking pass are allowed to park in the AJMLS Parking Lot across the street from The Blackburn Conference Center.  For non-AJMLS students, there are numerous Pay-To-Park Options within a one block radius of The Blackburn Conference Center.  For Public Transportaion, Arts Center Marta Station is within short walking distance of The Blackburn Conference Center  How can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have any further questions, comments, or concerns, pertaining to this event, feel free to contact the Executive Board of The Student Chapter of Gideon's Promise at  

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