Dismantling Structural Inequality: Lock ups, Systemic Chokeholds and Race-Based Policing (March 23)
UofL Brandeis School of Law, Room 275 | 2219 S. Third St. | Search louisville.edu | No cover | 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
This symposium explores why the criminal justice system fosters high rates of black incarceration through racial profiling and flaws that lead to recidivism. The symposium will engage over a dozen scholars from a variety of disciplines, on the “social, economic political and human implications of disproportionate incarceration and the system that drives it,” said organizers.
Take Back The Night Walk (March 28)
UofL George J. Howe Red Barn | 2011 S. Brook St. | Search louisville.edu | Free | 5-8:30 p.m.
This march and rally has been organized around the theme: “To Rise Again.” Organizers say the purpose is to “bring together everyone from community organizations, campuses and neighborhoods to protest sexual and relational violence and honor the stories of those who have been impacted.” The event also marks the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It begins at 7:45 p.m., preceded by a candlelight vigil inside the Red Barn at 6:30 p.m. and a resource fair outside the Red Barn from 5-6:30 p.m.
Local Crime And Justice Issues with Christopher 2X and more (March 28)
UofL Harry Frazier Hall – College of Business, PNC Horn Auditorium | 110 W. Brandeis Ave.
Search louisville.edu | Free | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Speakers will share “insights and theories on what’s wrong with our local [criminal] system and how to begin to fix it,” said promoters. Included are public policy researcher Josh Crawford, community activist Christopher 2X and UofL criminal justice Professor Deborah Keeling. And… free pizza for attendees.