Wednesday March 12, 2014 @ 3:00p.m.
The UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy Presents-The Annual Phillip J. Bowman Lecture, Part of the Chancellor’s Lecture and Event Series
“While lynching’s are a relic of the past, the racial discrimination that motivated them retains a stranglehold on today’s criminal justice system.”
About the Speaker: Charles Ogletree, Jr.
Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. is a prominent legal theorist who has earned an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law. His most recent book is “The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America,” which draws on the 2009 mistaken arrest of Gates to explore issues of race and what must be done to create a more just legal system.
About the Phillip J. Bowman Lecture
This lecture has been established to honor Phillip J. Bowman’s contributions to UIC during his tenure as Director of IRRPP and Professor of African American Studies. It features national scholars of race, ethnicity, and public policy who provide timely analysis of issues that are critical to the field and to communities of color.
UIC Student Center East Room 302