ACS and Progress 2050 at the Center for American Progress (CAP) hosted Still Dreaming: Continuing the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement through Criminal Justice Reform. Opening Remarks by Vanessa Cárdenas, Director, Progress 2050 at the Center for American Progress. Introduction by Kanya Bennett, Director of Programs for Criminal and Civil Justice, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy; Panel Discussion featured Deborah Berry, Reporter, Gannett News Service; David Domenici, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Aderson B. François, Associate Professor, Howard University School of Law; Christina Swarns, Director of the Criminal Justice Practice, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Tracy Velázquez, Executive Director, Justice Policy Institute.
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals. Our mission is to ensure that fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice enjoy their rightful, central place in American law.