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The Lingering Impact of the American Slave Trade
August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Purchased Lives exhibition illuminates the many ways that slavery was a pervasive part of American life, enslaving individuals and families across the country, and impacting generations to come.
As the exhibition comes to a close, we will explore the legacy of slavery and its manifestations in today’s world. Through professional experience and personal testimony, our panel will discuss implications of this history on contemporary American law enforcement and our criminal justice systems, including issues of mass incarceration, community disinvestment, poverty, and trauma.
Thursday, August 8
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Illinois Holocaust Museum
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
La Tanya Jenifor-Sublett, member of Chicago Torture Justice Center Speaker’s Bureau
Quintin Williams, Field Building Project Manager at Heartland Alliance
Floyd Stafford, Community Project Manager for Heartland Alliance’s READI (Rapid Employment and Development Initiative) Chicago Project
Marlon Chamberlain, Community Project Manager for READI Chicago
Moderated by Betsy Leonard, Vice President of Engagement for Heartland Alliance.