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Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit

  • When
  • November 12, 2015
    10:00a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Where
  • The Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20009
  • Programs
  • Open Society-U.S.
  • In partnership with
  • Atlantic Live

In his October 2015 cover story, “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” Atlantic magazine author Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the devastating impact decades of mass incarceration has had on African American families.

Join a discussion of this landmark piece, and an exploration of the complicated history of the nation’s justice system and the future of prison reform, hosted by Atlantic Live.

This event will be live streamed.


  • Kelly Amis, filmmaker and founder, Loudspeaker Films
  • James Bennet, president and editor in chief, the Atlantic
  • Susan Burton, executive director, A New Way of Life Reentry Project
  • Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large, the Atlantic
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent, the Atlantic
  • Ronald Davis, director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Nancy Gertner, former judge and senior lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  • Bahiyyah Muhammad, assistant professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Howard University
  • Michele Norris, host and special correspondent, NPR
  • Devah Pager, professor of sociology, Harvard University
  • Danielle Sered, director of Common Justice, Vera Institute of Justice

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