judicial system

⭐ The Blinding of Isaac Woodard (PBS) – TELEVISION PROGRAM

HOW A HORRIFIC INCIDENT OF RACIAL VIOLENCE BECAME A POWERFUL CATALYST FOR THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Film Description In 1946, Isaac Woodard, a Black army sergeant on his way home to South Carolina after serving in WWII, was pulled from a bus for arguing with the driver. The local chief […]

Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free: And Other Paradoxes of Our Broken Legal System (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

  A senior federal judge’s incisive, unsettling exploration of some of the paradoxes that define the judiciary today, Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free features essays examining why innocent people plead guilty, why high-level executives aren’t prosecuted, why you won’t get your day in court, and why the […]

Tangled Up In Blue: Policing The American City (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

In her forties, with two children, a spouse, a dog, a mortgage, and a full-time job as a tenured law professor at Georgetown University, Rosa Brooks decided to become a sworn, armed reserve police officer with the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. A liberal academic and journalist with an enduring interest […]

⭐ Meet Ibi Zoboi & Dr Yusef Salaam, YA Authors of ‘Punching The Air’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join the Young Adult Services department as we kick off our YA Writers Live  series for 2021 with the amazing Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam as they discuss their novel “Punching the Air”. This is sure to be a great conversation! Join us here! Review of ‘Punching the Air’ Sixteen-year-old Amal […]

⭐ Legal Lunch (Calvert Library & Maryland Legal Aid) – VIRTUAL

Join us for an informative and interactive discussion with attorneys from Maryland Legal Aid. Topics include: eviction, expungement, unemployment insurance, and an update on the COVID operating status of the Maryland court systems. Please register at least one hour prior to event to received the Zoom event link.

Election 2020: Driving Forces and Possible Outcomes (Brookings Institute) – VIRTUAL

As voters begin casting their ballots in the 2020 election, many issues still have the potential to transform the political landscape and determine the outcome of the presidential election, as well as congressional, gubernatorial, and statehouse races across the country. Voters go to the polls with several serious policy issues […]

COVID-19 & the Courts Community Town Hall (Color of Change) – VIRTUAL

Join Color Of Change for a live town hall, ‘COVID-19 & the Courts in Prince George’s County’  WHAT: COVID-19 & the Courts LIVE Town Hall Where: Color Of Change social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter Register here. BACKGROUND/ORGANIZATION MESSAGE RE THE EVENT: In early March [2020], Prince George’s County officials made the […]