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March 4, 2019 | 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Law School Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium | Map
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Please join Wayne Law's student chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights for a talk in recognition of the NLG's Week Against Mass Incarceration. We will hear from Heather Ann Thompson and Ed Sanders, with questions following their presentations. Ms. Thompson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who wrote "Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy." Mr. Sanders  is a former Juvenile Lifer who was recently released after serving 40 years in our Michigan Prison System. He is a Paralegal and is currently working with the SADO (State Appellate Defenders Office) on their re-entry program. He is also a candidate for the Masters of Social Work Program at the University of Michigan. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees.

Guest Speakers

  • Heather Ann Thompson is an American historian, author, activist, college professor, and speaker from Detroit, Michigan. She won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History for her work Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. 
  • Ed Sanders is a former Juvenile Lifer who was recently released after serving 40 years in our Michigan Prison System. He is a Paralegal and provides excellent insight into the realm of the prison experience as well as a wealth of knowledge about law. He is currently working with the SADO (State Appellate Defenders Office) with their re-entry program. He is also a candidate for the Masters of Social Work Program at the University of Michigan.

 


For more information about this event, please contact Elizabeth Kellogg at or elizabeth.kellogg@wayne.edu.