Racial inequality in the juvenile justice system is focus of lecture Feb. 28 at Wayne Law
Geoff K. Ward, author of “The Black Child-Savers: Racial Democracy and the Juvenile Justice System,” will discuss the rise and fall of Jim Crow juvenile justice and the inner workings of an unequal juvenile justice system during a free presentation at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Wayne State University Law School’s Partrich Auditorium.
Ward will highlight the generations of “black child-savers” who, over the course of decades, mobilized to challenge the threat of racism in the juvenile justice system; the role this struggle played in the civil rights movement; and the eventual mandate of formal integration of the American juvenile justice system.
The event, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law, The Department of Africana Studies and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Event co-sponsors include the Department of Criminal Justice, the Department of Sociology and the Humanities Center. A reception will precede the lecture at 6 p.m. in the atrium.
Parking is available for $6 in Structure 1 on Palmer Avenue across from the Law School.