Boston Debate League

Race, Equity and Policy Series

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A year-long series of dialogues and learning opportunities for students and the broader community.

The Race, Equity, and Policy Series features 5 virtual community forums and a virtual half-day conference where we facilitate conversations with experts and host keynote speakers to discuss criminal justice. These community conversations will explore multiple facets of criminal justice reform – Policing, Sentencing, Prisons, Criminal Justice and Immigrant Communities, and Community Activism.

Our goal is that all participants are engaged in critical discourse, informed by evidence, and empowered to take action based on the exploration of the U.S. criminal justice system as it is, and as it might be.

November 18, 2020 | Communities and Policing: A Conversation on Local Reform Efforts

This forum explores possible police reforms and proposed legislation related to police presence and involvement in communities.

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December 2, 2020 | Examining the Impact of Criminal Justice Policies on BIPOC in the Court System

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This forum discusses policies that impact black, indigenous, and people of color as they go through the court system.

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January 23, 2021 | Criminal Justice Reform Conference

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This conference examines the United States criminal justice system as it is, and as it might be.

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March 10, 2021 | The Aftermath of Mass Incarceration

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This forum discusses the aftermath of mass incarceration on individuals, their families, and communities.

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April 28, 2021 | Criminal Justice and Immigrant Communities

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This forum explores the unique experiences of immigrant communities within the criminal justice system.

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May 19, 2021 | Taking Action and Calling for Change

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This forum explores ongoing efforts to create change in the criminal justice system through advocacy and activism.

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