May 26 2020

Special Upcoming Panel: “The Long Term: Decarceration and Freedom in the COVID-19 Movement and Beyond”

May 26, 2020

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Zoom Event


Chicago, IL 60612

Panelists will reflect on the impact of COVID-19 behind bars and contemporary struggles to end death by incarceration, a term that has taken on new meaning in the context of the pandemic. This dialogue builds on the anthology The Long Term: Resisting Life Sentences, Working Toward Freedom and is part of the American Studies Association's new series of Freedom Courses.


Eric Blackmon, Paralegal, MacArthur Justice Center and Community Educator-in-Residence, Pozen Center Human Rights Lab

Kathy Boudin, Co-Director, Center for Justice, Columbia University

Victoria Law, freelance journalist, author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women

Reuben Miller, Assistant Professor, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Beth Richie, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America's Prison Nation


Alice Kim, Director of Human Rights Practice, Pozen Center Human Rights Lab, University of Chicago

Erica Meiners, Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, author of The Feminist and the Sex Offender




Date posted

May 19, 2020

Date updated

May 19, 2020