Chokehold: Disrupting the System, Transforming the Police

September 9, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, ONLINE Add to Calendar

A new chapter in the Black freedom movement has opened in response to persistent police violence, White House race baiting, and the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19. Join us to discuss the troubled evolution of policing in America and what can be done to transform the system, across the country and in Hawaii too.

Georgetown law professor Paul Butler is the author of Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice and Chokehold: Policing Black Men. A specialist in criminal law and race relations, Butler is a Soros Justice Fellow, and he writes regularly for the Washington Post and other national news outlets. He is a former federal prosecutor.

Butler will be interviewed by UH professor Robert Perkinson, author of Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire. Special guests include:

  • Ken Lawson, co-director, Hawaii Innocence Project
  • Kamaile Maldonado, Public Policy Advocate, Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Presented by the Hawaii Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the William S. Richardson School of Law, and the College of Social Sciences.

Co-Sponsors: Kanu Hawaii, Hawaii ACLU, Hawaii Innocence Project, the Popolo Project, and UH Alumni Relations.

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Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, Mānoa Campus

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