Resisting the New Jim Crow in the Pioneer Valley and the Campaign to Free Charles Wilhite of Springfield
Speakers: Ed Cage, Uncle to Charles Wilhite; Emahunn Campbell, W. MA Students Against Mass Incarceration; Sheldon Gaynor, Community Organizer; Ellen Graves, Arise for Social Justice; Holly Richardson, Out Now
Charles Wilhite was convicted of murder in 2010 and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Hear about the community and legal efforts that resulted in his being granted a new trial and how this struggle is related to legal scholar Michelle Alexander’s writings on mass incarceration and the New Jim Crow.
Presented by: Student Chapter of the WNE National Lawyers Guild