Criminal Justice In America: A Summit

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Criminal Justice In America: A WNET Summit is a virtual gathering of thought leaders from across communities and across the U.S. for a frank, thoughtful, and informative conversation about the criminal justice system today. The panelists will discuss the lead criminal justice issues and narratives affecting America, and what can be done about them. The focus is on strategies and solidarity, with an understanding of history and eyes toward the future.

"Chasing the Dream" is a cross-platform public media initiative from WNET in New York reporting on the human stories of poverty and showcasing innovative solutions. Our goal is to better inform with facts that go beyond personal biases, media narratives, and presumptions about income inequality, opportunity, and the American Dream.

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Chasing the Dream


Panelists include:

  • Tori Cooper (She/Her), Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative, Human Rights Campaign
  • Barbara Creel (Pueblo of Jemez), Professor of Law, University of New Mexico
  • Jasmine Dellafosse, Senior Regional Organizer, Gathering for Justice Elisabeth Epps, JD, Founder, Colorado Freedom Fund
  • Kassandra Frederique, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Sylvia A. Harvey, investigative journalist
  • Mary Hudetz (Crow Tribe), Investigative Reporter, The Seattle Times
  • Mike Ishii, Co-Chair, Tsuru for Solidarity
  • Aniqa Nawabi, Executive Director, Muslim Community Network
  • Josmar Trujillo, Writer/Organizer, Policing & Social Justice Project