Private Violence: An HBO Doc
Through the Center, Cincinnati was one of the “engagement cities” screening this award winning film about intimate partner violence. At a summit with community stakeholders, the film was the catalyst for discussions about how to address domestic violence in Cincinnati. A subsequent screening at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center generated volunteers to work on specific projects targeting this problem. Director Cynthia Hill, film subject Kit Gruelle, and Associate Producer and UC Alum Un Kyong Ho participated in both.
Racial Justice Breakfast with Bryan Stevenson
Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson spoke to the practical ways in which lawyers and laypeople alike can further social justice. The Jones Center partnered with the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati to make this special event widely available.
The New Jim Crow
Law professor Michelle Alexander delivered a powerful address based on her influential 2010 book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness. Professor Alexander challenged harsh war-on-drug policies that have disproportionately affected communities of color, thereby creating new forms of discrimination.
Should Good People Become Prosecutors?
Georgetown Law Professor and renowned scholar Paul Butler and Mark Piepmeier, Chief Assistant Prosecutor for Hamilton County, tackled the role of prosecutors in the criminal justice system, including whether prosecutors legitimize a broken system.