A STORY OF HOPE, JUSTICE, AND FREEDOM
Presented by Brittany K. Barnett
As part of its 2019 MLK Symposium, the Institute featured attorney and social justice advocate Brittany Barnett, along with Sharanda Jones, freed from prison in 2015 after nearly seventeen years behind bars, thanks to Brittany’s tireless efforts. Sharanda’s case was only the beginning of what has become Brittany’s life’s work, at this moment marked by another achievement: the publication of A Knock at Midnight, a powerful memoir that has been called “an essential book for our time.” Brittany will read from and speak about her book and issues of justice and injustice that it raises, following which she will engage in conversation with audience members. Copies of A Knock at Midnight will be available for purchase online.
Monday, October 26, 6:30-8:00pm
Suggested tuition is $15; please donate as much as you can or as little as you can spare.
ABOUT BRITTANY BARNETT
Brittany K. Barnett is an award-winning attorney and entrepreneur focused on social impact investing. She is dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system and has won freedom for numerous clients serving life sentences for federal drug offenses–seven of whom who received executive clemency from President Barack Obama. She recently made headlines advocating for her client Alice Johnson, a case that brought Kim Kardashian West to the White House. Brittany has founded several social enterprises, such as XVI Capital Partners, Milena Reign LLC, the Buried Alive Project, and Girls Embracing Mothers. She has earned many honors, including being named one of America’s most Outstanding Young Lawyers by the American Bar Association.