An intimate conversation about the often hidden cruelty and violence happening everyday in courtrooms across the country, the urgent need for accountability and transparency, and what you can do about it.
With organizers, artists, and public defenders: Qiana Johnson, founder of Life after Release and a Court Watch program in Prince George’s County, MD; Marguerite Lanaux, supervising attorney in the Office of the Public Defender in Prince George’s County Maryland; Fiona Apple, musician and Court Watcher; and Scott Hechinger, former Brooklyn public defender & now director of Zealous. We’ll talk about the intersection of arts and criminal justice, the significance of bearing witness to abuses of power, how Court Watch prevents injustice and why we need to fight for its survival now under attack, and how we can all work together towards abolition.
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