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Week Against Mass Incarceration

March 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until March 5, 2021

UNC School of Law’s chapters of the National Lawyers Guild, Black Law Students Association and American Constitution Society present programming for the 2021 Week Against Mass Incarceration.

Monday, March 1

  • Emancipate NC Pro Bono Project: Scorecards for Police Accountability 12pm-2pm
    • Join us to help create police accountability scorecards with data from local police departments for Emancipate NC
  • Movement Lawyering in NC Panel from 7pm-8pm
    • Moderated by Sloan Taylor, UNC BLSA
    • Speakers include:
      • Dawn Blagrove, Emancipate NC
      • Kerwin Pittman, Emancipate NC
      • Whitley Carpenter, Forward Justice
      • Mark Dorosin, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Tuesday, March 2

  • Intersection of Mass Incarceration and Civil Legal Services Panel from 12pm-1pm
    • Moderated by Professor Kathryn Sabbeth, UNC Law
    • Speakers include:
      • Siya Hegde, Bronx Defenders
      • Professor Erika Wilson, UNC Law
      • Jen Story, Advocates for Children’s Services
      • (we may have another exciting speaker for this panel!)

Wednesday, March 3

  • Plea Bargaining and the Fourth Amendment Panel from 12pm-1pm
    • Moderated by Chris Heaney, North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services
    • Speakers include:
      • Professor Joseph Kennedy, UNC Law
      • Professor Shon Hopwood, Georgetown Law
      • Professor Carissa Hessick, UNC Law
      • Professor Thea Johnson, Rutgers Law

Thursday, March 4:

  • COVID and Incarcerated People in NC Panel from 12pm-1pm
    • Moderated by Professor Barbara Fedders, UNC Law
    • Speakers include:
      • Kristie Puckett-Williams, ACLU of NC
      • Leah Kang, ACLU of NC
      • Ben Finholt, NC Prisoner Legal Services
      • Zach Tooman, UNC Law
  • Film Screening: Judas and the Black Messiah 6:30pm-9:00pm
    • The film will be followed by a discussion led by Professor Kerrel Murray

Friday, March 5

  • Day of Action



March 3, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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