2023 Decriminalizing Race & Poverty Symposium

2023 Decriminalizing Race & Poverty Symposium - The NIA

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 10:00 am




Join the Southern Center for Human Rights for the 2023 Decriminalizing Race & Poverty Symposium on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 10:00 AM ET at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta. This in-person event aims to foster an open dialogue and explore innovative solutions to address the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal legal system. We have pulled together a slate of experts – lawyers, scholars, and activists – to tackle the theme: In the Shadow of Reform: Fighting When the World Is on Fire.

We are thrilled to host a keynote by Loyola University’s Dr. Norman C. Francis Distinguished Professor of Law Andrea Armstrong on Dismantling Carceral Secrecy. Our panelists will explore state and community responses to gang violence, financial investment in the carceral system and alternatives, health equity for system-impacted people, right to counsel, sentencing and mass incarceration, and more.

This event is the culmination of our Justice Series for the year and is hosted in partnership with the Ronald J. Freeman Chapter of the Black Law Students Association at GSU. I have attached a flyer for distribution that includes our full list of speakers and panelists, including many of our SCHR colleagues. Please share far and wide. Registration is now open, and seats can be reserved by following this link.


Georgia State University College of Law

ABOUT The Southern Center for Human Rights

The Southern Center for Human Rights is working for equality, dignity, and justice for people impacted by the criminal legal system in the Deep South. SCHR fights for a world free from mass incarceration, the death penalty, the criminalization of poverty, and racial injustice.


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