P&P Live! Larry Krasner — For the People - with DeRay Mckesson

Upcoming Event
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 8:00pm

Larry Krasner spent thirty years learning about America’s carceral system as a civil rights and criminal defense lawyer in Philadelphia, working to get some kind of justice for his clients in a broken system, before deciding that the way to truly transform the system was to get inside of it. So he launched an unlikely campaign to become the district attorney of Philadelphia, a city known for its long line of notorious “tough on crime” DAs who had turned Philly into a city with one of the highest rates of incarceration in the country. Despite long odds and derisive opposition from the police union and other forces of the status quo, Krasner laid out a simple case for radical reform and won the November general election by a margin of nearly 50 percent.

For the People is not just a story about Krasner’s remarkable early life as a defense lawyer and his powerful, grassroots campaign; it’s also a larger exploration of how power and injustice conspired to create a carceral state unprecedented in the world. Readers follow Krasner’s lifelong journey through the streets and courtrooms and election precincts of one American city all the way up to his swearing-in ceremony to see how our system of injustice was built—and how we might dismantle it.

Krasner will be in conversation with DeRay Mckesson, a civil rights activist, community organizer, and the host of Crooked Media's award-winning podcast, Pod Save the People. He is also the author of On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, published in 2018.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Offsite
For the People: A Story of Justice and Power Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593132920
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: One World - April 20th, 2021

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