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Race to Justice Virtual EventAttorney and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate
Brittany K. Barnett
Moderated by Dr. France Winddance Twine (2020/2021 Lectures)
How to Watch
"[A warrior attorney] with a mission." Chicago Tribune
A decorated attorney and activist, Brittany K. Barnett has been named one of America's most Outstanding Young Lawyers by the American Bar Association and was on Essence's "Woke 100" list of 2019. Barnett speaks openly about the flawed American criminal justice system and is dedicated to challenging and dismantling life sentences in prison for federal drug offenses. In her new memoir, A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom, Barnett takes readers through her beginnings as a law student studying corporate law, to her encounter with a criminal drug case that changed the trajectory of her career. The founder of several nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that support and advocate for people directly impacted by the criminal justice system, such as girls whose mothers are incarcerated, Barnett is dedicated to showcasing the impact that formerly incarcerated people can have when they are able to not only survive, but thrive.
This presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Race to Justice Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Patty & John MacFarlane, Sara Miller McCune, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation
UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners:
Department of Black Studies, Center for Black Studies Research, Division of Social Sciences, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences, Division of Student Affairs, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Graduate Division, Bren School for Environmental Science & Management, College of Creative Studies, College of Engineering, MultiCultural Center, The Carsey-Wolf Center, UCSB Reads, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Community Partners: Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli
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