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Join the Human Rights Lab and its partners as panelists reflect on the impact of COVID-19 behind bars and contemporary struggles to end death by incarceration, a term that has taken on new meaning in the context of the pandemic. This dialogue builds on the anthology The Long Term: Resisting Life Sentences, Working Toward Freedom and is part of the American Studies Association's new series of Freedom Courses.

Eric Blackmon, Paralegal, MacArthur Justice Center and Community Educator-in-Residence, Pozen Center Human Rights Lab
Kathy Boudin, Co-Director, Center for Justice, Columbia University
Victoria Law, freelance journalist, author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
Reuben Miller, Assistant Professor, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Beth Richie, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America's Prison Nation

Alice Kim, Director of Human Rights Practice, Pozen Center Human Rights Lab, University of Chicago
Erica Meiners, Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, author of The Feminist and the Sex Offender

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Co-presented with the Center for Identity + Inclusion (CI+I), Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture (CSRPC), the Office of Vice Provost Melissa Gilliam, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in the Biological Sciences Division, the University Community Service Center (UCSC)