From Ferguson to the Finish Line: A Path Forward on Criminal Justice Reform

October 3, 2019 @ 5:30PM — 7:30PM

2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Messenger (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) discusses court reforms after the Ferguson uprising and shining light on the jailing of the poor

From Ferguson to the Finish Line: A Path Forward on Criminal Justice Reform image

Join us for this informative talk and casual reception afterward!

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Following Messenger's talk and question/answer session, local panelists will briefly respond, relating the topics of Messenger's talk to Wisconsin's justice system. After the program, join us for a casual reception with the speakers. Light appetizers will be served. Cash bar.

Tony Messenger is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's metro columnist and previously was editor of the newspaper's editorial page. In 2019 Messenger won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his series of columns on debtors' prisons in Missouri. Messenger was a 2015 Pulitzer finalist for a series of editorials on Ferguson and that year won the Sigma Delta Chi award for best editorials of the year from the Society of Professional Journalists. He soon afterward received a National Headliner award for editorial writing and a Missouri Honor Medal, the highest award bestowed by the University of Missouri's School of Journalism.

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