In this time of COVID-19, we are working to broadcast a virtual summit designed to bring a broader awareness to the issues that continue to face the criminal justice system in South Carolina. Racial disparities are pervasive and much of our work focuses on identifying and addressing these disparities in our clients’ individual cases and the system as a whole. Without facing racial inequities, we cannot have a fair and just system.
This October, our goal is to host a virtual forum where scholars and activists can share information about the legacy of racial bias in the criminal justice system and its lasting effects, followed by important discussions about actions that can lead to real change.
Monday, October 12th
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Welcome and Opening
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. - The Death Penalty and the Legacy of Lynching and Racial Disparity in South Carolina
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - The State of the Death Penalty
Tuesday, October 13th
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Death-in-Prison Sentencing for Children
Noon to 1 p.m. - School to Prison Pipeline in S.C.
Wednesday, October 14th
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - South Carolina Prisons - COVID-19, Healthcare, and Emergency Planning
Noon to 1 p.m. - How to Advocate for Change
Thursday, October 15th
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Panel Discussion - Racial disparity, policing, reentry issues, etc.
Noon to 1 p.m. - Closing Keynote