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A Conversation with Georgetown Law Professor Kristin Henning (author of “The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth”) (Zoom Program)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT


*This is a Zoom program*

Kristin Henning is a nationally recognized advocate, author, trainer, and consultant on the intersection of race, adolescence, and policing. Join us for a discussion of her thought-provoking book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, in which Professor Henning draws upon twenty-five years of experience representing young people in Washington, D.C.’s juvenile courts to confront America’s irrational and manufactured fears of Black youth and make a compelling case that the nation’s obsession with policing and incarcerating Black America begins with Black children. This program will be moderated by Juvenile Court Judge Leslie E. Harris (Ret.) and discussants will include District Court Judge Julie J. Bernard, Juvenile Court Judge Jay D. Blitzman (Ret.), and Juvenile Court Judge Helen A. Brown Bryant.

Kristin Henning is the Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law and was previously the Lead Attorney of the Juvenile Unit at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where she has been representing children accused of crime for more than twenty-five years. Henning is the co-founder of a number of initiatives to combat racial injustice in the juvenile legal system, including the Ambassadors for Racial Justice program and a Racial Justice Toolkit for youth defenders. She is also the recipient of many awards, including the 2021 Leadership Prize from the Juvenile Law Center. Henning has written numerous articles and other publications advocating for reform in the juvenile legal system. Her book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, was released in September 2021 and has received rave reviews in the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022
4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
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