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Bernard Harcourt, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought (CCCCT)
13/13 CCCT, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought (CCCCT)
The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and Columbia Global Center - Paris
Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought (CCCCT) presents 8/13 | DEATH PENALTY ABOLITION
Anthony Ray Hinton, Alexis Hoag, Bryan Stevenson, and Bernard E. Harcourt read and discuss
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
“Valuing Black Lives: A Case for Ending the Death Penalty“ by Alexis J. Hoag
About this seminar:
In this seminar, we will explore the long struggle to abolish the death penalty.
“If we think about capital punishment as an inheritance of slavery, its abolition would also involve the creation of those institutions about which DuBois wrote—institutions that still remain to be built one hundred forty years after the end of slavery. If we link the abolition of capital punishment to the abolition of prisons, then we have to be willing to let go of the alternative of life without possibility of parole as the primary alternative.”
— Angela Davis, Abolition Democracy (2005)
Abolition 13/13 information, including bibliographies, can be found here.