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A2J Initiative Event at Fordham Law - Rikers: An American Jail

  • 20 Feb 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fordham Law School 150 West 62nd Street, New York NY 10023

Rikers: An American Jail

Rikers: An American Jail

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 
6 – 6:30 p.m., reception | 6:30 – 8 p.m., program

Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street, New York NY 10023  

Join the A2J Initiative at Fordham Law for a screening of excerpts from the powerful documentary “Rikers: An American Jail” and a panel discussion about the future of Rikers Island, including the hard choices to be confronted and the next essential steps to be taken.


Scott Pelley
Journalist; Correspondent on 60 Minutes, CBS


Bill Moyers
Journalist; Executive Editor of “Rikers: An American Jail”


Elizabeth Crowley
Former New York City Council Member for the 30th District

Eric Gonzalez 
District Attorney for Kings County, New York

Michael Jacobson
Executive Director of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance

Jonathan Lippman
Former Chief Judge of New York; Chair of the Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform

Tracey L. Meares
Walton Hale Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School; Bacon-Kilkenny Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Fordham Law School (Spring 2018)

Stanley Richards
Senior Vice President of The Fortune Society

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The A2J Initiative at Fordham Law focuses the collective public service energy of the School to deliver on the promise of equal justice, which lies at the core of our concerns as a service-oriented institution and is the foundational bedrock of our constitutional society, through teaching, direct service, and scholarship, research and advocacy.

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