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CANCELLED – Rights Night: Our Rights, Our Issues
March 21, 2020 • 6:30 pm(All times are in PDT)
In conversation with Kathryn Eidmann, staff attorney, Public Counsel
Every day thousands of Americans are jailed because they don’t have enough money to pay bail. Directly impacting low-income and minority communities the most, people who are unable to post bail can lose their jobs, their homes, and their lives are torn apart. The Eighth Amendment was established to prohibit the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines, and cruel and unusual punishments, but is it protecting our citizens enough? Join us for a revolutionary look at the criminal justice system, bail reform, and the radical act of bringing people home from jail with Robin Steinberg. A lawyer and social justice advocate, Steinberg is also the CEO of the Bail Project – a national revolving bail fund to combat mass incarceration that focuses on reuniting families. Steinberg will discuss her visionary work with the Public Counsel’s Robins Kaplan Supervising Senior Attorney Kathryn Eidmann, a civil rights and economic justice lawyer who has fought to expand opportunities for disenfranchised communities.