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Race + Justice: What does a better criminal justice system look like for Pittsburgh?

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In Pittsburgh, local leaders have made strides toward a more equitable criminal justice system, yet incarceration numbers remain high and disproportionate to people of color.

On one hand, crime rates are falling and local leaders have made strides toward a fairer and more equitable criminal justice system.

And yet, incarceration numbers are still high, especially for black men. In March, protesters flooded the streets after a white police officer was acquitted in the killing of Antwon Rose Jr., an African American teenager, in East Pittsburgh.

On June 14, The Atlantic will host Race + Justice, a morning convening of community leaders, criminal justice experts, lawmakers, and public officials in Pittsburgh. Join us for a series of conversations on what justice looks like in Pittsburgh today — and the path toward ensuring equal justice for all.

What comes next for criminal justice in Pittsburgh? In this morning summit, The Atlantic will talk with community leaders, criminal justice experts, and public officials about Pittsburgh’s criminal justice system. We will discuss the city’s reaction to the Rose killing, as well as the massacre last fall at the Tree of Life Synagogue. And we will discuss what a better system would look like.


June 14th 2019
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Ace Hotel
120 South Whitfield Street
Pittsburgh,PA15206United States
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