This talk by Geoff Ward, author of The Black Child Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice and Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine, will focus on the role of "black child savers" in the movement against Jim Crow juvenile justice in New York State.
Ward will discuss how the movement against Jim Crow juvenile justice took shape in New York State, with a special focus on “black child savers” and their work up and down the Hudson in remaking predominately white juvenile justice systems. This event will take place at the Hudson Area Library on Thursday, August 8th from 7:00-8:30pm. It will be open to the public and free of charge, and will be followed by an audience discussion with Dr. Ward. A limited number of signed copies of Dr. Ward’s book will be on sale at the event.