After the not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for killing 17-year old Trayvon Martin, some are asking what “justice” would look like for Trayvon. The conversation about whether the criminal legal system is the ‘best’ way to seek accountability for harm has been ongoing for several years. Panelists: Dr. Erica R. Meiners, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Education at Northeastern Illinois University; Dr. Beth Richie, Director for the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Dr. Traci Schlesinger is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Sociology...

Transformative Justice & The Trayvon Martin Case: A Consideration

Thursday, August 15, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After the not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for killing 17-year old Trayvon Martin, some are asking what “justice” would look like for Trayvon. The conversation about whether the criminal legal system is the ‘best’ way to seek accountability for harm has been ongoing for several years.
Panelists: Dr. Erica R. Meiners, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Education at Northeastern Illinois University; Dr. Beth Richie, Director for the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Dr. Traci Schlesinger is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Sociology at DePaul University.


Location: Jane Addams Hull House Museum 800 S. Halsted St, Chicago


Event type: Discussion

Discussion


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