The Annual Meeting of the Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
Thu, Apr 04
5:45 PM — 8:30 PM
NAC 160 Convent Ave The Faculty Dining Room
NAC , 3rd floor
Dinner:$16 per person, Lecture is free
Dinner will be followed by a lecture by famous attorney Ronald KubyA BUFFET DINNER WILL BE FOLLOWED BY AN INDUCTION CEREMONY FOR NEW MEMBERS AND A LECTURE
The guest speaker will be
Speaking on the subject of
“Everything you know about the criminal justice system is wrong."
Mr. Kuby promises: A thoughtful, interactive analysis of the structural racism and injustice that pervades every aspect of the criminal justice system, nicely spiced with anecdotes. Saying ours is "the best system in the world" may be true, but it is not saying very much.
Ronald Kuby earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology and History at the University of Kansas in 1975 and earned his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 1983. Mr. Kuby hosts “Doing Time with Ron Kuby” on Air America Radio, which airs live across the country. He also contributes to the show blog and Twitter stream. He previously co-hosted “Curtis and Kuby” on WABC.
In addition, Ron Kuby’s law office has represented some of the most reviled and revered people in some of the most high-profile criminal and civil rights actions in the United States. A partial list of those who have been represented: Individuals accused of bombing the World Trade Center; Colin Ferguson, the Long Island Railroad gunman; renowned photographer Spencer Tunick; the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club; prominent labor unions; accused airplane hijackers; The All-Mighty Latin King and Queen Nation; Malcolm X’s daughter, charged with conspiracy to murder Minister Louis Farrakahn; Jesse Friedman, whose story is featured in the acclaimed film Capturing the Friedmans; David Hampton, whose life story formed the inspiration for John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation; dozens of conscientious objectors; plaintiffs in two United States Supreme Court cases establishing First Amendment protection for flag-burning; several wrongfully convicted inmates.