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Screening and Discussion: Philly D.A. (Episode One: The Politics of Criminal Law)
Start Date: 9/1/2022Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 9/1/2022End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description

Profs. Anil Kalhan and Tracy Tripp ’10 invite students, faculty, and staff members to join a screening and discussion in connection with this semester’s Criminal Legal System Reform event series. On Thursday, September 1, at 6 p.m., we will screen and discuss Episode One of the eight-part documentary series, Philly D.A.In this episode, "civil rights champion Larry Krasner defies precedent with a landslide win to become Philadelphia’s District Attorney. Pledging sweeping reform, the new top prosecutor in America’s most incarcerated city fires 31 resistant attorneys. As the staff reels, his team uncovers a secret the police ranks are desperate to keep hidden."

All Drexel community members, especially first-year students, are encouraged to attend. The documentary series explores the possibilities and limitations of the role that prosecutors can play in pursuit of broader criminal legal system reforms—and prominently features two Drexel alumni who have worked in senior positions with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. While the episodes are presented as a series, different episodes emphasize distinct themes and can stand alone without watching all of them, so we encourage interested community members to attend individual screenings that may be of interest even if you are unable to attend the entire series over the course of the semester.

If you have questions, or are interested in receiving regular updates about the event schedule and suggested reading materials for specific topics addressed in the series, please email Siqi Cheng (sc3945@drexel.edu) and she will make sure you are added to our email distribution list.

Philly DA Poster
Law Building, Room 340
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