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The Ethics of Now with Tommie Shelby

November 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Ethics of Now with Adriane Lentz-Smith. Philosopher and African American Studies Scholar Tommie Shelby on The Case for Prison Abolition and The Hard Questions It Raises. Friday, November 17, 2023. 7:00pm. Durham Arts Council. dukeethics.org/eon. Kenan Institute for Ethics logo. Black and white headshot of Tommie Shelby against a red brick background.

Join the Kenan Institute for Ethics and host Adriane Lentz-Smith for a conversation with Tommie Shelby on the case for prison abolition and the hard questions it raises.

Philosopher and African American Studies Scholar Tommie Shelby pushes us to engage hard questions of crime, punishment, justice, and culpability. The author of The Idea of Prison Abolition and Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform, he invites us to consider morally infused responses to unjust social structures with the same sympathy and analytical rigor that drives him.

This event takes place at the Durham Arts Council. Copies of The Idea of Prison Abolition will be available for purchase, courtesy of the Regulator Bookshop. A book signing and reception will follow the event.

Please be advised that seating is first come, first served.


November 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Kenan Institute for Ethics


Durham Arts Council
120 Morris St
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