September 8. 2018: Getting on the Right Side of History: Ending Non-Unanimous Juries in Louisiana

September 2018 Keynote Presentation:
Illustrated graphic from Dan Swenson: The Advocate via the Innocence Project

Getting on the Right Side of History:

Ending Non-Unanimous Juries in Louisiana
Nicholas E. Mitchell, Ph.D
Racial Justice Fellow
Jesuit Social Research Institute
Loyola University New Orleans

11:00am to 12:00pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Av., New Orleans
(Enter via CELSJR or the Soniat Street entrances; inside large classroom)

Coffee will be served beginning at 10:30am
 Attender brief introductions 10:50am to 10:58am
Keynote Presentation and Discussion: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Progressive Social Justice Community announcements follow

Usually held every second Saturday of each month, the Gillespie-Senter Memorial Community Breakfast has been a project of the First Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice Committee since May 1983. 

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  Nicholas Ensley Mitchell is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He earned his bachelors and master’s degrees in history from Louisiana State University. In 2016, he received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University where he worked with the curriculum theory project on topics such as black male educational achievement, the school to prison pipeline, and social justice education. In the nine years prior to joining JSRI in August 2018, he served as a teacher in both the public and private school systems, in the community college system, and at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and as a trained community organizer. 


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