Black Child Saving Along the Hudson: A Discussion With Author Geoff Ward, August 8 from 7:00-8:30pm

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Join us for a discussion facilitated by the Prison Public Memory Project and the Hudson Area Library, titled “Black Child Saving Along the Hudson: The New York Movement, 1930-1980.” This lecture will be led by Geoff Ward, the author of The Black Child Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice and Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California. He will discuss how the movement against Jim Crow juvenile justice took shape in New York State, with a special focus on “black child savers” and their work up and down the Hudson in remaking predominately white juvenile justice systems. This event will take place at Hudson Area Library on Thursday, August 8th from 7:00-8:30pm. It will be open to the public and free of charge, and will be followed by an audience discussion with Dr. Ward. A limited number of signed copies of Dr. Ward’s book will be on sale at the event. For more information on the Prison Public Memory Project, visit the Prison Public Memory Project website.