Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit

November 12, 2015
10:00 am - 4:30 pm EST


Thursday, November 12

10:00 am EST Welcome Remarks: Margaret Low Smith     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
10:05 am EST Race and Justice: An Introduction     Watch On-Demand
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
  • With James Bennet, President and Editor in Chief, The Atlantic
10:30 am EST Why We Incarcerate     Watch On-Demand
  • Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
  • Devah Pager, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
  • Jason Riley, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • With Mary Louise Kelly, The Atlantic
11:05 am EST Crime and Punishment in New Orleans     Watch On-Demand
  • Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans
  • With James Bennet, The Atlantic
11:30 am EST Gun Violence, Policing and Communities     Watch On-Demand
A session created by The Joyce Foundation
  • Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana
  • With Ellen Alberding, President, The Joyce Foundation
11:40 am EST The Role of the Court     Watch On-Demand
  • Adam J. Foss, Assistant District Attorney in the Juvenile Division, Suffolk County
  • Nancy Gertner, Former Judge and Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School
  • Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Manhattan District Attorney
  • With Matt Thompson, The Atlantic

Lunch Break: 12:15 - 1:15 pm EST
1:15 pm EST Welcome Back: Leslie Gross-Davis     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low Smith, The Atlantic

Remarks from the Open Society Foundations
  • Leslie Gross-Davis, Program Director, Equality Fund
1:20 pm EST The Talk     Watch On-Demand
  • Michele Norris, Host and Special Correspondent, NPR
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
1:35 pm EST Think of Calvin: One Family's Story     Watch On-Demand
  • Calvin Davis
  • Carlet Harris
  • Armonta'e Harris
  • Kelly Amis, Filmmaker and Founder, Loudspeaker Films
  • With Michele Norris, NPR
2:00 pm EST Walking the Beat     Watch On-Demand
  • Ronald Davis, Director of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police, Washington, D.C.
  • Virginia Matias, Officer, Camden County Police Department
  • With Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
2:25 pm EST The Case for Diversion     Watch On-Demand
  • Danielle Sered, Director of Common Justice, Vera Institute of Justice
  • With Scott Stossel, The Atlantic
2:40 pm EST Sentencing Drug Offenders     Watch On-Demand
  • Steven H. Cook, President, National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys
  • John Walters, "Drug Czar" under George W. Bush and Chief Operating Officer, Hudson Institute
  • With Mary Louise Kelly, The Atlantic
3:00 pm EST Remarks from the Ford Foundation     Watch On-Demand
  • Eric K. Ward, Program Officer
3:05 pm EST What Happens to Children When Parents Go to Prison?     Watch On-Demand
  • Bahiyyah Muhammad, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Howard University
  • Talia Thomas, Student, Howard University
  • With Matt Thompson, The Atlantic
3:25 pm EST A Warden and an Ex-Convict on Rehabilitation     Watch On-Demand
  • Susan Burton, Founder and Executive Director, A New Way of Life Reentry Project
  • Nneka Jones Tapia, Executive Director, Cook County Department of Corrections
  • With Michele Norris, NPR
3:50 pm EST The View from the White House     Watch On-Demand
  • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
  • With James Bennet, The Atlantic
4:10 pm EST The Case for Hope in the Age of Mass Incarceration     Watch On-Demand
  • Thabiti Anyabwile, Pastor, Anacostia River Church
  • With Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic

About this conference

In his October 2015 cover story, "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the devastating impact decades of mass incarceration has had on African-American families.

A breakthrough event pegged to this landmark piece will provide a definitive exploration and razor-edged analysis of the complicated history of the nation's justice system and the future of prison reform.

For more information, visit: http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/race-and-justice-in-america-an-atlantic-summit/2015/

About The Atlantic

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