This keynote is part of the Equity and Pluralism Speaker Series:
The U.S. currently has the highest rate of incarceration in the world with more than 2.3 million people currently incarcerated. Nekima will discuss the jarring implications of mass incarceration and the war on drugs and the roles of laws, policies, racial inequity and policing practices in perpetuating this phenomenon.
Nekima Levy-Pounds, J.D. is a civil rights attorney, activist, legal scholar, former law professor and national expert on issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice and the criminal justice system. Nekima's work has been featured in Associated Press, The Crisis Magazine, MIC.com and Huffington Post. She has appeared on national news outlets such as CNN, PBS, Democracy Now, Al Jazeera America, News One and HuffPost Live. She recently served as the Chapter President of the Minneapolis NAACP and has been closely involved with the Black Lives Matter Movement in the Twin Cities.
Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30pm
Hendrix Student Center, McKissick Theatre
720 McMillan Rd., Clemson, SC 29634, USA