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January 31, 2022 at 6:58 pm

Race, Violence & Justice: An Examination and Discussion of the Arbery & Rittenhouse Verdicts, Feb. 15

Law Center hosts Race, Violence & Justice: An Examination and Discussion of the Arbery & Rittenhouse Verdicts on Feb. 15

From the Ohio University News

The Center for Law, Justice & Culture hosts a livestream event to discuss “Race, Violence & Justice: An Examination and Discussion of the Arbery & Rittenhouse Verdicts” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15.

Students are encouraged to register here in Handshake.

Watch the livestream and submit questions on:

Featured speakers are Vince Jungkunz, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Olayemi Olurin, Esq., staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of New York City and Ohio University alumna. She earned a B.A. in Political Science Pre-Law, a minor in African American Studies, and a Certificate in Law, Justice & Culture in 2015 from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Olayemi Olurin, public defender in New York City

Olayemi Olurin, public defender in New York CityOn Feb. 23, 2020, three white residents of Satilla Shores, Ga., chased down and murdered jogger Ahmaud Arbery, one of them filming the incident on a cell phone camera. Later that year, in August 2020, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot two white men in Kenosha, Wis., where protests had erupted after a police shooting of Jacob Blake, an African American man.

While Rittenhouse was acquitted, all three defendants in the Arbery case were convicted of murder. Both cases, however, highlight issues of stand-your-ground laws, vigilantism, self-defense, and the role of race in the criminal process.

The event is co-hosted by Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and the ACLU of Ohio University.

Dr. Vince Jungkunz, portrait

Dr. Vince Jungkunz

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