In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Michael Lawlor, JD, nationally recognized expert on criminal justice reform, Professor of Criminal Justice at UNH and former undersecretary for criminal justice and planning in the Malloy administration, will explore central themes found in two award-winning films, "13th" and "Just Mercy." Viewing of both films (available on Netflix) is recommended prior to attendance. "13th" is Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system. "Just Mercy," based on the work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, tells the true story of Stevenson's appeal of the murder conviction of Walter McMillian. A Zoom link may be obtained by contacting the CBJ office.
Sponsor: Adult Education Committee, B'nai Jacob