ICYMI: Catch up on the Lab’s Autumn 2020 events

It’s been an unprecedented yet active Autumn Quarter for the Human Rights Lab! In case you weren’t able to catch all of these amazing conversations live, we’ve compiled them here for you to enjoy:

A Conversation with Susan Burton (10/22/20)
Lab Director Alice Kim and SSA Assistant Professor Reuben Miller are joined by Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project (ANWOL) and author (with journalist Cari Lynn) of the award-winning memoir Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women.

The University and the Prison (10/30/20)
This virtual panel conversation, hosted by the Human Rights Lab, grapples with the critical question of what universities—and those working within them—can do to help end mass incarceration.

A Conversation with Jhody Polk (11/5/20)
Jhody Polk, founder and director of the Legal Empowerment and Advocacy Hub (L.E.A.H), joins Professors Alice Kim and Reuben Miller to discuss the citizenship and civic engagement of formerly incarcerated people, and the role of people directly impacted by the criminal legal system in bringing about change.

Alec Karakatsanis on Usual Cruelty (11/16/20)
The Human Rights Lab’s conversation with civil rights lawyer Alec Karakatsanis on his book, Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System. Alec spoke with Briana Payton (Policy Fellow, Chicago Community Bond Fund) and Durrell Washington (PhD Student, School of Social Service Administration), in a conversation featuring questions posed by incarcerated students at Stateville Prison.

Crisis, Urgency, and Opportunity: Barbara Ransby and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (10/28/20)

This program presented by the Crossroads Fund features a robust conversation, moderated by Lab Director Alice Kim, between the brilliant Barbara Ransby and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor about the political crises, urgency, and opportunities ahead for all who seek justice.