Summer anti-racist groups: what they did and how to get involved

October 19, 2020

On June 9th, 2020, just days before the end of spring term, faculty members Samantha Littlejohn, Ben Slater, and Courtney Rein sent an email to the student body “on behalf of all who want to help...

Achieving press but not progress: Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

States with the death penalty. Source: deathpenaltyinfo.org. Infographic credit: Kian Nassre.
May 30, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, announced a moratorium on the death penalty, temporarily pardoning 737 inmates on death row. While this suspension remains unprecedented,...

“Just Mercy” and “The New Jim Crow” explore the complexity of incarceration

October 14, 2015

It is likely, that at some point over the summer, you encountered the omnipresent problem of mass incarceration in America. Perhaps you pondered the significance of incarceration while staring into...

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