The United States’ 400-year history of racial injustice continues to produce profound economic inequalities today. A new Brennan Center report shows how involvement with the criminal justice system lowers individuals’ earnings — a pattern that contributes to racial and economic disparities, and casts doubt on whether second chances are possible for affected individuals.
Please join us on September 16 for a discussion on why ending mass incarceration is both a moral and economic imperative and a vital step toward closing the racial wealth gap. Experts from the Brennan Center’s Justice Program will be joined by Wes Moore, a New York Times bestselling author and the CEO of Robin Hood.
This event is produced in partnership with Robin Hood, New York University’s John Brademas Center, and NYU Votes.
- Wes Moore, CEO, Robin Hood
- L.B. Eisen, Director, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice
- Ames Grawert, Senior Counsel, John L. Neu Justice Counsel, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice
- Terry-Ann Craigie, Economics Fellow, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice
- Moderated by Nicole Austin-Hillery, Executive Director, U.S. Program, Human Rights Watch