The Department of Sociology and Campus Protestant Ministry are co-sponsoring a talk by one of the country's foremost experts in sentencing policy, race and the criminal justice system.
Marc Mauer is the executive director of The Sentencing Project and the author of "The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences." He authored numerous other books, including the groundbreaking "Race to Incarcerate," which was later published as a graphic novel, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Public Radio and other media outlets.
He was featured in Ava DuVernay's documentary on mass incarceration, "13th," and was recently interviewed by Trevor Noah on "The Daily Show."
The topic of Mauer's talk is "How to Lock Up Fewer People". He'll be speaking in Karp 005 during Common Lunch. Pizza will be served.