Wednesday, August 16, 7:30 PM
Book launch: Jocelyn Simonson presents Radical Acts of Justice: How Ordinary People Are Dismantling Mass Incarceration
In conversation with Amna A. Akbar
Co-presented with Hammer and Hope
From reading books on mass incarceration, one might conclude that the way out of our overly punitive, racially disparate criminal system is to put things in the hands of experts. But in Jocelyn Simonson's new book, Radical Acts of Justice, the answer to mass incarceration lies not with experts, but with ordinary people taking extraordinary actions together. Alex S. Vitale (The End of Policing) praises Simonson's debut as "a much-needed analysis of the national movement to redefine safety and justice through grassroots collective action." In conversation with Professor Amna A. Akbar and co-presented with online magazine Hammer and Hope, Greenlight is proud to invite the community to take part in this special event.