Birckhead and Kennedy Speak at "Understanding and Dismantling Mass Incarceration" Symposium

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Two UNC School of Law professors will speak about mass incarceration as part of the symposium “Understanding and Dismantling Mass Incarceration,” presented by the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC-CRED), on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the North Carolina Bar Association in Cary, N.C.

Tamar Birckhead, associate professor of law and director of clinical programs, will speak about the school-to-prison pipeline in a panel discussion titled, “Factors Contributing to Mass Incarceration: The Drug War, School-to-Prison Pipeline, & Discriminatory Policing.” Professor Joseph E. Kennedy will be speaking about how to change these legal systems in the “Strategies to Dismantle Mass Incarceration” panel.

They are joined by legal experts from Wake Forest University School of Law, American University Washington College of Law, American University Washington College of Law, American University Washington College of Law and more.

NC-CRED is presenting the event with co-sponsors ACLU of North Carolina, N.C. Advocates for Justice, N.C. Public Defender Association, Southern Coalition for Social Justice and Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, PLLC.

-September 30, 2015

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