Van Jones' latest docu-series for CNN, The Redemption Project with Van Jones, provides a rare glimpse into the restorative justice process, connecting victims of a life-altering crime (or their surviving family members) with their offender in the hope of finding answers.
A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the mass movement of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North at the turn of the 20th century, and the ways in which it spurred seismic cultural, economic, and political changes that continue to reverberate today. Moderated by journalist and author Mark Whitaker, author of “Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Black Renaissance.” This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America festival.
Journalist Emily Bazelon, author of “Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration,” joins a discussion on the growing movement for change in the field of prosecution, moderated by Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Brennan Center Senior Fellow.
Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will discuss bipartisanship, racial justice, and advancing economic opportunity for all Americans. Scott, the GOP’s only African-America senator, will be interviewed by Brennan Center Fellow Theodore R. Johnson.