"Mass Incarceration: A conversation with Dr. Anthony Bradley and Dr. John Pfaff"

Wednesday, November 28
NY Society for Ethical Culture
7:30 to 9 p.m.

In partnership with Grace and Race, this event is a time to interact with the topic of mass incarceration — the issues, solutions and larger complexities — by hearing from these two speakers. Both are NYC-based authors as well as university professors at The King's College and Fordham University, respectively. Following their initial remarks, we'll have a time of question and response (Q&R).

We believe this discussion should transcend faiths, political biases, and personal preferences, so we hope you'll make plans to attend and consider inviting a friend. All are welcome.


Other Details

Tickets cost $10, half of which will be donated to Open Hands; and if you need childcare assistance, email LSQ Kids for a childcare voucher.

Speaker Bios

Dr. Anthony Bradley is a professor of religious studies, chair of the program in Religious and Theological Studies, and director of the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing at The King’s College. He lectures at colleges, universities, business organizations, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious and cultural issues have been published in a variety of journals, including: the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Examiner, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Detroit News, Christianity Today, and World Magazine. Dr. Bradley is called upon by members of the broadcast media for comment on current issues and has appeared on C-SPAN, NPR, CNN/Headline News, and Fox News, among others. He studies and writes on issues of race in America, mass incarceration and overcriminalization, youth and family, welfare, education, and ethics.

Check out Dr. Bradley's book Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration: Hope from Civil Society

Dr. John Pfaff is a Professor of Law where he teaches criminal law, sentencing law, and law and economics. Before coming to Fordham, he was the John M. Olin Fellow at the Northwestern University School of Law and clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Professor Pfaff's research focuses primarily on empirical matters related to criminal justice, especially criminal sentencing. He has paid particular attention to trying to understand the causes of the unprecedented 40 year boom in US incarceration rates. His recent work has illuminated the previously-underappreciated role that prosecutorial discretion has played in driving up prison populations.

Check out Dr. Pfaff's book Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration—and How to Achieve Real Reform.

About Open Hands Legal Services

Open Hands works to uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed in New York City. They bring free legal services directly to community members at host non-profit organizations throughout the city. They break down the legal barriers to their success, enabling individuals to flourish and embody the full persons they are intended to be.