LULAC Virtual Summit 2021

Criminal Justice Part 1

Thursday, September 2

3:35 PM ET

National Stage

21st Century Criminal Justice System & the Criminalization of Latinos (Part 1)

Stop the over-criminalization and over-incarceration of Latinos! Latinxs represent 18.5 percent of the US population but comprise nearly 36 percent of incarcerated individuals. As of 2021, one in six (1 in 6) Latino men born in 2000/2001 (a 20-year old in 2021) have a lifetime likelihood of imprisonment. At every level, Latinxs are over-represented. This institutional demolition of our community needs to be reformed now! Learn more about how the laws in the criminal justice system are disproportionately applied to our community and what LULAC can do to reverse this troubling trend.

Moderator:

Leonard Morales, Attorney-at-Law

Speakers:

  • Cory Booker, U.S. Senator for New Jersey
  • Patrice A. Sulton, Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University School of Law
  • Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General , Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice