Panel Discussion: Amend the 13th

Friday, February 22, 2019
1:00pm to 3:00pm

AMEND THE 13TH  is a national call for fresh thinking about criminal law and policy. Join for a provocative panel discussion on the relationship between justice and racial constructions, and the disproportionate incarceration of people of color.

Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. and faculty and staff at Columbia University, in coalition with other organizations and individuals, have organized a panel discussion with experts to begin the conversation about this process for criminal justice change. The goal of the dialogue is to develop strategies that will increase public awareness, fuel public discourse, and build momentum to amend the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution.


- Flores A. Forbes, Associate Vice President Strategic Policy and Program Implementation in the Office of Government & Community Affairs at Columbia University.


- Sheena Wright, President and CEO United Way of New York City is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School. 

- Kendall Thomas is the Nash Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University. 

- Mika’il DeVeaux, Ph.D., is the founder of Citizens Against Recidivism and a lecturer at Nassau Community College (SUNY).