Alec Karakatsanis is a renowned Civil Rights attorney and founder of Civil Rights Corps, an impact litigation nonprofit dedicated to groundbreaking systemic litigation and advocacy challenging pervasive injustices in the American criminal legal system and which is best known for targeting the American monetary bail system. Alec was awarded the 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year by Public Justice for his role in bringing constitutional civil rights cases around the country challenging the money bail system and the 2016 Stephen B. Bright Award for contributions to indigent defense in the South by Gideon’s Promise.
He will be discussing his legal work as well as the topic of his new book, Usual Cruelty, which addresses society’s normalization of the caging of human beings, and the role of the legal profession in perpetuating it.
A non-pizza lunch will be served.