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Damon J. Keith Students for Civil Rights at Wayne Law to host movie screening, discussion

March 20, 2017

DETROIT – Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Students for Civil Rights will host a panel discussion and screening of the documentary, 13th on Thursday, March 23.

13th is directed by Ava DuVernay. Following the screening, a group of experts will discuss race and the criminal justice system. Panelists are Ebonie Byndon-Fields, lecturer for the Criminal Justice Department at Wayne State University; Kefentse Chike, professor of African-American studies at Wayne State University; and Mark Fancher, staff attorney for the Racial Justice Project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. Moderating the discussion will be second-year student Madeline Sinkovich.

This event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer St. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $7.50 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school. For more information about this event, contact Madeline Sinkovich, fx5711@wayne.edu.

The movie screening and panel discussion kick off this year’s Wayne Law Review Symposium, which will be Friday, March 24 and feature the topic, “The Changing Face of the War on Drugs: Mass Incarceration, Overcriminalization, and Evolving Drug Policy.”

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