HCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Robins Kaplan
We Are All Criminals: A conversation about crime, privilege, punishment, mercy, and second chances
In partnership with Robins Kaplan, the Hennepin County Bar Association is proud to host Emily Baxter, executive director of We Are All Criminals, for a conversation about crime, privilege, punishment, mercy, and second chances. WAAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging society’s perceptions of what it means to be “criminal.” Using the book, We Are All Criminals, as a guide, and through stories, statutes, and statistics, Ms. Baxter will examine the true and profound impact of the legal system upon an individual, community, and nation.
You can expect to gain the following from this unique learning opportunity:
- An understanding of the broad and crushing collateral consequences of a criminal record, as well as the impact of those consequences upon, in particular, communities of color and indigenous communities
- An appreciation for a common criminality and humanity and an acknowledgement of the layers of privilege that benefit many in the room, but not many who are in the legal system
- The tools to disrupt racism and help shift concepts of crime, privilege, and redemption
Please join us after the presentation for a reception with snacks and drinks.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Registration Opens
3:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. | Ami ElShareif - Welcome
3:05 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. | Judge Pamela G. Alexander – Introduction/Opening Remarks
3:10 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Emily Baxter – Presentation
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Jillian Peterson – Presentation
4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. | Joshua Esmay – Presentation
4:10 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. | Richard McLemore, II – Presentation
4:25 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Judge Pamela G. Alexander – Transition Remarks
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | All: Panel Discussion (moderated by Emily Baxter)
5:00 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. | Ami ElShareif - Conclude
5:10 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Reception
2.0 Elimination of Bias MBCLE credit applied for
Speakers: Hon. Pamela Alexander, MN Fourth Judicial District; Emily Baxter, Executive Director, We Are All Criminals; Jillian Peterson, Assistant Professor, Hamline University; Joshua Esmay, Attorney, The Legal Rights Center; Ami ElShareif, Associate, Robins Kaplan LLP; and Richard McLemore, II, Housing Director, Ujamaa Place.
Registration for this event is full.
To inquire about wait list opportunities, please contact Yasin Williams at YWilliams@RobinsKaplan.com.
Registration hosted by Robins Kaplan.
*Speakers and credits may be subject to change.
*Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to the event in order to be eligible for a refund. The cost of materials will be deducted from total amount of the refund. Those registering for an event fewer than 7 days prior to the event will be ineligible for a refund.