Brittany K. Barnett has dedicated her life to criminal justice reform. As the daughter of a formerly incarcerated mother and the once-girlfriend of an abusive drug dealer, Ms. Barnett has felt the far-reaching effects of mass incarceration firsthand. In battling this epidemic that devastates families and ravages communities, she has taken on a roster of clients who are almost exclusively people serving life sentences for federal drug offenses. Her tireless work has freed numerous individuals from overly harsh sentences imposed by draconian federal drug laws, including seven clients who received executive clemency from President Obama. More recently, she was part of the legal team that helped secure clemency from President Trump for Alice Johnson.
In her riveting debut, "A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom," Ms. Barnett shares the powerful story of her awakening to the inhumanity of America’s criminal justice system and her ongoing fight to unlock the human potential trapped senselessly behind bars.
Following Ms. Barnett's talk, she will be interviewed by Jeanne Bishop, assistant public defender in the Cook County Public Defender’s Office and adjunct professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.
BONUS AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Barnett's book "A Knock at Midnight" from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Ms. Barnett and Ms. Bishop that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/knock-midnight-story-hope-justice-and-freedom-fan-webinar-brittany-k-barnett
NOTE: The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS will appear in red font at the top of your email receipt from The Book Stall. Please look for it!