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James Forman Jr. to speak at 2019 commencement

Pulitzer Prize-winning criminal law scholar James Forman Jr. will deliver Macalester’s 2019 commencement address at graduation on May 18. Forman Jr., who is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School, his alma mater, won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for his book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment…

Yale professor James Forman Jr. speaks at Convocation
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Yale professor James Forman Jr. speaks at Convocation

Yale Law Professor James Forman Jr. spoke at the 2015-16 convocation last Thurs. Sept. 3. His speech, “Struggling for Racial Justice in Our Times,” emphasized the individuals he had worked with in his fight against the school-to- prison pipeline, while encouraging students to believe in their abilities to make change and concluding with a call…