Harvard Law School’s Youth Advocacy and Policy Lab (Y-Lab) is pleased to host Professor Kristen Henning for a talk about her recently published book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth.
Monday, March 20
12:20 PM – 1:20 PM
Pound Hall Room 102
The Rage of Innocence lays bare the long-term consequences of racism and trauma that Black children experience at the hands of police and their vigilante surrogates and explains how discriminatory and aggressive policing has socialized a generation of Black teenagers to fear and resent the police.
Professor Henning is the Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law and was previously the Lead Attorney of the Juvenile Unit at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where she has been representing children accused of crime for more than twenty-five years.
Co-sponsored by: Advocates for Education, Harvard Black Law Students Association, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, The Criminal Justice Institute, Disability Law Students Association, First Class, Institute to End Mass Incarceration, La Alianza, National Lawyers Guild (HLS NLG), and the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative/Education Law Clinic.