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Wayne Law's Damon J. Keith Students for Civil Rights host movie screening, panel discussion

April 04, 2017

Wayne Law Review Symposium kick offDETROIT – On Thursday, March 23, Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Students for Civil Rights hosted a movie screening and panel discussion addressing race and the criminal justice system.

The featured documentary was 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay. Panelists were Ebonie Byndon-Fields, lecturer, Wayne State University Department of Criminal Justice; Dr. Kefentse Chike, instructor, Wayne State University Department of African-American Studies; and Mark Fancher, staff attorney for the Racial Justice Project, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. Second-year law student Madeline Sinkovich moderated the discussion.

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

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Participants in the Damon J. Keith Students for Civil Rights panel discussion at Wayne Law are, from left, Ebonie Byndon-Fields, Wayne State University Department of Criminal Justice; second-year law student Madeline Sinkovich; Dr. Kefentse Chike, Wayne State University Department of African-American Studies; and Mark Fancher, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.

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