Invitation: Comparing Racial History and Mass Incarceration in South Africa and the U.S.

Jennifer Rae Taylor_Seminar Invite 23 Feb 2015-page-001Jennifer Taylor is a racial justice and criminal defense lawyer at the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative, which recently released a report documenting nearly 4000 lynchings in the American South from 1877-1950.

She has spent the last three months in South Africa as a visiting researcher with the Wits Justice Project, exploring the common links between the two countries’ histories of racial injustice and current criminal justice crises.

Join us on Monday, February 23rd for a discussion about her work in the U.S. and the results of her comparative research here in South Africa.

Venue: Department of Journalism, 10th floor, University Corner, corner Jorissen and Bertha streets, Braamfontein

Time: 13:15 – 14:00

RSVP: Unathi Mahlati unathi.mahlati@wits@ac.za

 

 

 

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