Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program is pleased to host Professor Kristen Henning for a talk about her recently published book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth.
Monday, February 21
Takeaway lunch provided
The Rage of Innocence (released 9/28/21) lays bare the long-term consequences of racism and trauma that Black children experience at the hands of police and their vigilante surrogates and explains how discriminatory and aggressive policing has socialized a generation of Black teenagers to fear and resent the police.
Professor Henning is the Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law and was previously the Lead Attorney of the Juvenile Unit at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where she has been representing children accused of crime for more than twenty-five years.
Co-sponsored by: The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, Advocates for Education, Child & Youth Advocates, The Bell Collective, Harvard Black Law Students Association, Institute to End Mass Incarceration, and the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative/Education Law Clinic