Type: School event

Dinner for democracy: Race and the criminal justice system

Presented by Turn Up Turnout and the Center for Racial Justice


Eli Savit, Victoria Burton-Harris, Dr. Jeremiah Wade Olsen, and Alyshia Dyer

Date & time

Oct 22, 2021, 5:00-6:20 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

Turn Up Turn Out, in collaboration with the Center for Racial Justice, would like to invite you to "Dinner for Democracy." The virtual event will be a question-and-answer style panel with Eli Savit, Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney; Victoria Burton-Harris, Washtenaw County Chief Assistant; Dr. Jeremiah Wade Olsen, professor at UM-Flint; and Alyshia Dyer (MPP/MSW’22), former Washtenaw County Deputy Sheriff.

The members of this panel will contribute to our discussion following Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve’s conversation on the Racial foundations of criminal justice policy with their own unique expertise on the subject. Throughout this event, students will learn about the intersection between criminal justice and racial discrimination and will walk away with knowledge of how they can impact criminal justice policy that is relevant to our University of Michigan communities.