Please join OPIA for a talk with Alec Karakatsanis ’08, recipient of a 2013 Public Service Venture Fund Seed Grant from HLS and Founder & Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps, a non-profit organization dedicated to groundbreaking systemic litigation and advocacy challenging pervasive injustices in the American criminal legal system.
Alec’s talk will touch upon many topics, including:
- The role of narrative to end mass human caging
- Litigation strategies to challenge money bail, prosecutors, indigent defense systems, and the criminalization of poverty
- Working with directly impacted people and community organizers
- Confronting capitalism and white supremacy
Alec was named the 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year by Public Justice for his role in bringing constitutional civil rights cases challenging the money bail system, and received the 2016 Stephen B. Bright Award for contributions to indigent defense in the South. His work to end modern debtors’ prisons was recently profiled in Harvard Magazine. Co-sponsored with ACS.
October 3 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm, Hauser 102