Cummings to Host Panel Discussion on Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform at Howard University

Apr 13, 2015
Press Release

Cummings to Host Panel Discussion on Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform at Howard University


Washington, D.C. (April 13, 2015) –THURSDAY, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will host and moderate a forum titled “From Protest to Policy: A Bipartisan Approach to Criminal Justice Reform,” which will examine the state of America’s criminal justice system, particularly in relation to communities of color, and discuss bipartisan and bicameral proposals to reform the criminal justice systems at the state and federal levels.

Congressman Cummings is currently the holder of the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University.  This panel discussion is part of a series of lectures hosted by Congressman Cummings as the Endowed Chair. The purpose of the panel is to foster a diverse, bi-partisan and intergenerational dialogue about criminal justice reform.



Cummings to Host Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Panel Discussion




Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) 

Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI)



Keri Blakinger, Activist and Journalist, Ithaca Times

Lisa Crooms, Professor of Law, Howard University

Anthony Driver, Student, Howard University

Vikrant Reddy, Senior Policy Analyst, Texas Public Policy Foundation and Right On Crime

Elsie Scott, PhD, Director, Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Policy Center



            Thursday, April 16, 2015

            4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


            Howard University School of Social Work Auditorium

            601 Howard Place, NW

            Washington, DC 20059



            Please RSVP to Trudy Perkins at



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