Alec Karakatsanis is an American civil rights lawyer, social justice advocate, co-founder of Equal Justice Under Law, and founder & executive director of Civil Rights Corps, a Washington D.C. impact litigation nonprofit.
S11Bonus: Power to the People
On Thursday June 11, 2020, justice advocate and philanthropist Jason Flom moderated a forum on Facebook Live with four extraordinary leaders in civil rights, justice, and advocacy: Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors; prison industry expert Bianca Tylek; Drug Policy Alliance executive director Kassandra Frederique; and civil rights lawyer and author Alec Karakatsanis. The goal of this event was to empower people to take action, find resources, and learn how to use their unique talents/resources to move us forward in the urgent fight for racial justice.
This is a list of the many organizations mentioned during this discussion. Learn more and get involved at:
8 to Abolition https://www.8toabolition.com/
Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com/
Blackout Collective https://blackoutcollective.org/
Black Youth Project 100 https://www.byp100.org/
Civil Rights Core https://www.civilrightscorps.org/
Dignity and Power Now http://dignityandpowernow.org/
Drug Policy Alliance https://www.drugpolicy.org/
Innocence Project http://www.innocenceproject.org
Movement for Black Lives https://m4bl.org/
People's Budget LA http://www.peoplesbudgetLA.com
Real Justice PAC https://realjusticepac.org/
Vocal New York http://www.vocal-ny.org/
Worth Rises https://worthrises.org/
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.
There are unprecedented rates of incarceration in America today, with hundreds of thousands of people being jailed annually. How does the cash bail system contribute to those pending trial but unable to meet bail? And what are the rights of those who are incarcerated? Alec Karakatsanis joins this episode to discuss what he calls “mass human caging” in America. Karakatsanis is the founder and executive director of Civil Rights Corps, a non-profit organization dedicated to groundbreaking systemic litigation and advocacy challenging pervasive injustices in the American criminal legal system. Karakatsanis visited Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in late February 2019 as as part of its Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Leadership through Mentorship Program. He graduated from Yale College in 2005 with a degree in Ethics, Politics, & Economics and Harvard Law School in 2008, where he was a Supreme Court Chair of the Harvard Law Review.
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Nov 7th, 1983
Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America