read and discuss
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson
by Alexis J. Hoag
Thursday, January 14, 2021
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)