Cook County Board President on Racism in the American Criminal  Justice System

by Mary C. Piemonte
Raw footage of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talking about the “unfair and inequitable” American criminal justice system practices. Towards “Black and Brown” inmates, including the majority of them at the County Jail, during a talk with actress Anna Deavere Smith on ” Grace and Politics” at Logan Center for the Arts moderated by Alexis Axelrod and organized by University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and University of Chicago Arts on Jan. 13, 2014.
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by Mary C. Piemonte
Youth, organizers, social justice advocates, public officials, funders and practitioners talking about “key challenges and opportunities for expanding the use of restorative justice” programs during the “Restoring Justice, Restoring Communities: Charting a Collective Path Forward” meeting at the Adler School of Professional Psychology on Jan. 28, 2014.

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