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Locking Up our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Alice Statler Auditorium
7 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Please mark your calendars for this capstone lecture featuring James Forman, Jr., of Yale Law School, and Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Locking Up our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America," presented by the Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences' 2015-2018 Mass Incarceration Project.

Locking Up Our Own won the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction, and was longlisted for the National Book Award. It has been named a Best Book of the Year by numerous publications, including the New York Times, The Marshall Project, Publisher’s Weekly, and GQ Magazine. Reviewers have called the book “superb and shattering” (New York Times), “eloquent” and “sobering” (London Review of Books), and “moving, nuanced, and candid” (New York Review of Books). On Twitter, the New York Times book reviewer Jennifer Senior called Locking Up Our Own “the best book I’ve read this year.”

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality.

A reception and book signing will take place in the atrium after the lecture.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact

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