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An Evening with Emily Bazelon: The Power of the Prosecutor

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Join us to discuss and initiate a conversation about how criminal prosecutions can go wrong and, more importantly, why they don’t have to.

EMILY BAZELON sheds vital light on the enormous and oft-misused power of the American judicial system in shaping our society. Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, where she writes on today’s most breaking legal matters—from voter fraud and national security to the balance of power in Washington, abortion to capital punishment, prostitution to sexual assault and transgender rights. Her new book Charged—which debuted on the New York Times’ bestseller list—follows the story of two young people caught up in the criminal justice system, tracking every phase of the process. In a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly calls Charged “a powerful indictment of the traditional prosecution model.” An incredible new companion talk offers Bazelon’s lively analysis of both the optimistic counter-efforts and the systemic battles at play.

Emily Bazelon will discuss and illustrate how criminal prosecutions can go wrong and, more importantly, why they don’t have to. How can we put a definite stop to the issue of mass incarceration in America? Bazelon argues that one answer is reform of the outsize role played by prosecutors in criminal justice.

This event is brought to you by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series.

Please join WUD DLS for An Evening with Emily Bazelon on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:30 p.m. The doors of Shannon Hall in Memorial Union will open at 7:00 p.m. The one-hour conversation/lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30-minute Q&A.

Sign Language interpreting will be provided with CART captioning available upon request. If you need another accommodation to attend this event, please contact Kate Lewandowski at kate.lewandowski@wisc.edu. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.

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