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Discussion of "The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth" with author Kris Henning
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM
In person at Loyola University Chicago Law School and online
25 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Luncheon with Speaker
Loyola University Chicago Law School and the Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network present a discussion of The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth with author and Professor Kris Henning in conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning author of Locking Up Our Own, Professor James Forman, Jr.
In January 2019, Pope Francis told the detainees at a Panamanian youth prison: “You are part of [God’s] family; you have a lot to share with others.” A fruitful society, he said, “is able to generate processes of inclusion and integration, of caring and trying to create opportunities and alternatives that can offer new possibilities to the young, to build a future through community, education and employment. Such a community is healthy.” Unfortunately, our communities fail to offer a healthy, inclusive, and caring environment for court-involved youth--particularly youth of color--as Professor Kris Henning dramatically reveals.
In a searing and clear indictment of the juvenile and criminal legal system, Kris Henning draws on her 25 years of representing young people accused of crimes to show the day-to-day brutalities endured by Black youth growing up under constant surveillance and persistent threat of physical and psychological abuse by police. Join Profs. Henning and Forman in a discussion of her critical and timely new book. Participants can attend in person or online.