Video Replay: The Myth of Colorblindness: A Conference on Race and Criminal Justice

Minneosta’s ACLU holds a conference addressing the disparities in the criminal justice system. We live in an era of mass incarceration where the United States has the highest rate of imprisonment in the world. The ACLU has brought together both national and local leaders who are pushing for reforms to our system and to learn from them how to best move forward. Conference runs until noon.

On demand video replay and list of speakers:

Video at top:
Keynote: Jason Williamson – ACLU National Attorney in the Criminal Law Reform Project
He is later joined by panel
Luz Maria Frias, YWCA Minneapolis
Vina Kay, Executive Director Voices for Racial Justice
Camille Bryant, Henn Co public defender.

Additional Speakers in video below:

Brad Colbert, Professor Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Jeff Martin, NAACP St. Paul
Ebony Ruhland, Robina Institute
Jason Sole, NAACP Minneapolis
Hennepin County Judge Carolina Lamas

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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