Race + Justice: Tucson

December 5, 2017
Tucson, AZ

Across the country, cities and states are reexamining their criminal justice systems – and considering reforms like reducing pretrial incarceration, creating diversion programs and addressing racial disparities. In Tucson and Pima County, Arizona, the community is working to combat mental health and drug abuse issues and confronting the effects of increased immigration enforcement on the national and local stages.

What comes next for Tucson and surrounding areas in creating a more effective and fairer justice system?

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Tucson Museum of Art
140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

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Atlantic Live


  • Grace Gamez
    Grace Gamez Program Coordinator Reframing Justice, American Friends Service Committee Arizona
  • Ron Brownstein
    Ron Brownstein Senior Editor The Atlantic
  • Presiding Judge Kyle Bryson
    Presiding Judge Kyle Bryson Pima County
  • Amelia Cramer
    Amelia Cramer Chief Deputy County Attorney Pima County
  • Joel Feinman
    Joel Feinman Public Defender Pima County
  • Laurie Garduque*
    Laurie Garduque* Director Criminal Justice Program, MacArthur Foundation
  • Adrienne Green
    Adrienne Green Managing Editor The Atlantic
  • Pastor Da'Mond Holt
    Pastor Da'Mond Holt Bullying Prevention/Trauma Crisis Specialist Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
  • County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry
    County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry Pima County
  • Chief Chris Magnus
    Chief Chris Magnus Tucson Police Department
  • Manny Mejias
    Manny Mejias Reentry Coordinator Pima Prevention Partnership
  • Sheriff Mark Napier
    Sheriff Mark Napier Pima County
  • Lola Rainey
    Lola Rainey Founder Tucson Second Chance Bail Fund
  • Jacob Robles
    Jacob Robles Member Flowers & Bullets
  • Roberto Suro*
    Roberto Suro* Professor of Journalism and Director, Tomas Rivera Policy Institute University of Southern California


Note: All times are MT

  • Tuesday, December 05
  • 9:00 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 9:05 a.m.The State of Justice in Pima CountyJoel Feinman, Public Defender, Pima County
    Amelia Cramer, Chief Deputy County Attorney, Pima County
    Presiding Judge Kyle Bryson, Pima County
    County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, Pima County
    Manny Mejias, Reentry Coordinator, Pima Prevention Partnership
    With Ron Brownstein, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 9:55 a.m.Enforcing the LawChief Chris Magnus, Tucson Police Department
    Sheriff Mark Napier, Pima County
    With Ron Brownstein, The Atlantic
  • 10:25 a.m.Neighborhood ConnectorsPastor Da’Mond Holt, Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church; Trauma Specialist
    Lola Rainey, Founder, Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund
    Grace Gamez, Program Coordinator, Reframing Justice, American Friends Service Committee Arizona
    Jacob Robles, Member, Flowers & Bullets
    With Adrienne Green, Managing Editor, The Atlantic
  • 10:55 a.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, The Atlantic

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