The Raben Group is scheduled to hold an evening of conversation with Paul Butler, author ofChokehold: Policing Black Men and James Forman, Jr. author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. As a former federal prosecutor, Paul Butler provides legal commentary for MSNBC, CNN, and NPR and has been featured on 60 Minutes and profiled in The Washington Post. James Forman, Jr. is a professor of law at Yale Law School. He has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, numerous law reviews, and other publications.  As a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Forman spent six years as a public defender in Washington, D.C., where he co-founded the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. The conversation will be moderated by Raben Principal Katharine Huffman.  A book signing be available after the event.  Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. This event will be held on July 25 from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at The Raben Group, 1341 G Street, NW. To register, visit

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