James Forman, Jr., author of “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” will discuss his critically acclaimed 2017 book which explores how decisions made by black leaders — often with the best of intentions — contributed to disproportionately incarcerating black and brown people. His Washington Post bestseller was longlisted for the National Book Award and has been named a Best Book of the Year by numerous publications, including the New York Times, The Marshall Project, Publisher’s Weekly, and GQ Magazine. Forman, a graduate of Yale Law School, and former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, now teaches constitutional law at Yale and the course “Race, Class, and Punishment.
6 pm to 8 pm
California African American Museum, 600 State Dr., Los Angeles
Admission free, but registration is required for each attendee.