Upcoming Events

  • Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. Hear from James Foreman, Jr., professor at Yale Law School, on his recent book Locking Up Our Own.
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:00pm


Past Events

  • We will hear from Joseph Califano, chief domestic aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson and an architect of the Great Society program. Califano served as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in the Carter administration, and is one of the nation’s leading voices on health and addiction policy. He will be joined by Karen Tumulty, a leading political journalist at the Washington Post who closely covered today’s fights over Medicaid, immigration and the Affordable Care Act.
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • In an extraordinary and relevant conversation, legendary television journalist Bill Moyers–who served as one of President Lyndon Johnson’s top aides during the civil rights era–will discuss the epochal events of the “Second Reconstruction.” He will be joined by two leaders of the current fight for democracy–veterans of courtrooms across the country in the fight against voter suppression.

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Join Richard Hasen—Professor at University of California, Irvine and one of The National Law Journal's 100 most influential lawyers in America—as he delves into the complicated legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia. He will be interviewed by leading legal journalist Joan Biskupic, author of the definitive biography of Justice Scalia.

    Monday, March 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Join us for a discussion on the use of big data in social welfare, policing, and criminal justice, and its impact on marginalized communities.

    Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Join Adam Winkler, law professor at UCLA and author of the new book We the Corporations, for a discussion about the American government’s relationship to big business and the 200-year effort to give corporations the same rights as people. He will be joined by Dahlia Lithwick, one of the country’s most prominent legal journalists, an editor at Slate and host of its Amicus podcast—who covered the Supreme Court and its decisions on corporate rights.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm