Criminalizing Race: A Practitioner’s Perspective on Policing and Mass Incarceration

In this lecture, Tyrone Glover ('09), a civil rights and criminal defense lawyer at Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP, will explore the link between the Black criminal inferiority narrative and the making of modern American systems of policing and criminal justice. Mr. Glover's lecture will focus on the history of slavery, Black subjugation in the Jim Crow South, the excessive arrest rates and overrepresentation in Northern cities and prisons following the great migrations years, and the fallout from decades of war on crime politics and their corresponding laws. He will offer insights from his on-the-ground experience as a former state public defender, current civil rights and criminal defense lawyer, and social justice advocate. Lastly, he will offer insights as to how lawyers can seek to meaningfully change these modern-day manifestations of centuries of oppression.

This installment of the Race and the Law series is presented in partnership with the Sam Cary Bar Association and Colorado Law's Black Law Students Association. The Race and the Law series is part of Dean Anaya's Anti-Racism and Representation Initiative. Announced in July, the yearlong initiative includes a broad range of actions and programs to confront racism and advance greater inclusion in legal education and the legal profession. 

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Tuesday, February 23 at 5:00pm to 6:15pm

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