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Virtual Event – Kristin Henning & Michael Eric Dyson
October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to present an exclusive virtual event with Kristin Henning, Blume Professor of Law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at the Georgetown University Law Center, in celebration of her recent book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth on Thursday October 21 at 7:00 pm CT.
Joining Kristin as our special guest moderator will be Michael Eric Dyson, Distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University and author of the forthcoming book, Entertaining Race: Performing Blackness in America.
The Rage of Innocence is a brilliant analysis of the foundations of racist policing in America: the day-to-day brutalities, largely hidden from public view, endured by Black youth growing up under constant police surveillance and the persistent threat of physical and psychological abuse.
This free event will be hosted on the Zoom platform and Facebook Live. To register in advance for the event on Zoom visit, https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gmqphOIVT3eDieL4kEVFTg.
After registering you will receive a link to join the event on Thursday October 21 at 7:00 pm CT.
The Rage of Innocence is available now at Magic City Books. You can shop in the store or online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/the-rage-of-innocence/618.
Entertaining Race, the latest book by Michael Eric Dyson will be published on November 2, 2021. You can pre-order a copy from Magic City Books, https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/entertaining-race/619.
About The Rage of Innocence:
Drawing upon twenty-five years of experience representing Black youth in Washington, D.C.’s juvenile courts, Kristin Henning confronts America’s irrational, manufactured fears of these young people and makes a powerfully compelling case that the crisis in racist American policing begins with its relationship to Black children.
Henning explains how discriminatory and aggressive policing has socialized a generation of Black teenagers to fear, resent, and resist the police, and she details the long-term consequences of racism that they experience at the hands of the police and their vigilante surrogates. She makes clear that unlike White youth, who are afforded the freedom to test boundaries, experiment with sex and drugs, and figure out who they are and who they want to be, Black youth are seen as a threat to White America and are denied healthy adolescent development. She examines the criminalization of Black adolescent play and sexuality, and of Black fashion, hair, and music. She limns the effects of police presence in schools and the depth of police-induced trauma in Black adolescents.
Especially in the wake of the recent unprecedented, worldwide outrage at racial injustice and inequality, The Rage of Innocence is an essential book for our moment.
KRISTIN HENNING is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant on the intersection of race, adolescence, and policing. She is the Blume Professor of Law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at the Georgetown University Law Center; from 1998 to 2001 she was the lead attorney of the Juvenile Unit at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Awards she has received include the 2021 Leadership Prize from the Juvenile Law Center and the 2013 Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Award for Excellence in Juvenile Defense from the National Juvenile Defender Center.