Two Pandemics, One Election: The Future of Justice

October 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

All too often, the punitive force of the criminal justice system jeopardizes public safety, trust, and human rights. As the global COVID-19 pandemic rages on, racialized policing, prosecutorial, and incarceration practices are under increased scrutiny. The cumulative effects of brutalization of black and brown people calls into question the United States’ commitment to equality and liberty for all. How do we envision and realize a future just society that incorporates a more expansive notion of safety and wellness?

Hosted by: Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement; Clark-Fox Policy Institute; Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity; School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series; and Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy.

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  • Kim Gardner, JD, Circuit Attorney, City of St. Louis
  • Daniel Harawa, JD, Assistant Professor of Practice, Director of the Appellate Clinic, School of Law
  • Katie Herbert Meyer, JD, Assistant Professor of Practice and Director, Immigration Clinic
  • Odis Johnson, Jr., PhD, Professor of Sociology & Education; Associate Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity


  • Geoff Ward, PhD, Professor of African and African-American Studies; Associate Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity