AMEND THE 13TH is a national call for fresh thinking about criminal law and policy which places at its center the violence, degradation, trauma and dehumanization inflicted on communities that are targeted by our “criminal injustice system.” Now is the time for those who believe in democratic justice and full citizenship for all Americans to demand that the 13th Amendment’s Punishment Clause be removed from the U.S. Constitution.
Sheena Wright, United Way of NYC
Kendall Thomas, Columbia Law School
Dr. Mika'il Deveaux, Citizens Against Recidivism
Flores A. Forbes, Columbia GCA
This event is sponsored by Citizens Against Recidivism, United Way of New York City, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, Office of University Life, The Center for Justice at Columbia University, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, The Center for the Study of Law and Culture, and The Forum at Columbia University.