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Racial Justice and Social Change Campus Conversations: Dr. Jason Williams

In the first of a series of Racial Justice and Social Change Campus Conversations, Dr. Jason Williams will speak to the historical and racial implications of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police.

The Conversations, hosted by the Augustana Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, are open to the campus community, but registration is required.

Dr. Jason Williams is an activist criminologist concerned about racial disparity and mistreatment within the criminal justice system.

He is a New Jersey native who was raised by his grandmother in a housing project, which ultimately led him to pursue a doctorate in the administration of justice from Texas Southern University.

In addition to publishing in the academic area, Dr. Hampton’s work also has been published in The Hampton Institution and Truthout. He has conducted ethnographic research in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., after the police-involved tragedies of Freddie Gray and Michael Brown.

He is beginning police and community-based research in Newark, N.J., after the installment of a federal consent decree that proved pervasive unconstitutional policing practices.

Dr. Williams has served as a guest speaker at Old Dominion University, Yale University and other institutions.


Zoom webinar


Free, registration required



Monica M. Smith