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Join the Mass Incarceration Working Group and Katherine Franke, Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Columbia University for a roundtable discussion with local activists including Human Rights Lab Director Alice Kim regarding topics surrounding Franke's most recent book, Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Slavery's Abolition (Haymarket Press, 2019).

Professor Franke is among the nation's leading scholars writing on law, sexuality race, and religion, drawing from feminist, queer, and critical race theory. In her book, Franke makes the case for racial reparations in the United States by returning to a time at the end of slavery when many formerly enslaved people were provided land explicitly as a form of reparations, yet after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated the land was stolen back and given to former slave owners.


Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores