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On Monday, November 19, join The Lipman Forum: A Discussion with the Inaugural Lipman Fellows on Criminalization of Black Girls and Voter Disfranchisement.

Moderated by Jelani Cobb, Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism, who presents the Lipman Inaugural Fellows in Journalism and Civil and Human Rights.

Monica Rhor is a national writer at USA Today. She is a former narrative writer at the Houston Chronicle and reporter for The Associated Press. Her project is "School to Prison: The Criminalization of Black Girls."

Kira Lerner is an investigative team political reporter at ThinkProgress. She is writing about the felon disfranchisement law.

Where: Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Register: Discussion with the Inaugural Lipman Fellows on Criminalization of Black Girls and Voter Disfranchisement, Moderated by Jelani Cobb


Other Events

October 24, 2018 February 10, 2019 Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today Exhibition (The Wallach Art Gallery)

Thursday, November 15 Black Letters and the Law (part of the Division of Social Sciences' Just Societies Speaker Series)

Tuesday, November 27 Farming While Black (Part of the Food Justice and Public Health Lecture Series with Mark Bittman at Mailman)

Two men who were formerly in prison create graphic art.

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