Author Event - Peter Edelman

Sep 12 2019 - 5:30pm

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About this event
Discussion & Book Signing A former aide to Robert F. Kennedy and senior official in the Clinton administration, Peter Edelman has devoted his life to understanding the causes of poverty. As Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy has said, “No one has been more committed to struggles against impoverishment and its cruel consequences than Peter Edelman.” In NOT A CRIME TO BE POOR, Edelman delves into the Justice Department’s Ferguson Report, which exposed to the world a system of fines and fees levied for minor crimes that proved too expensive for Ferguson’s largely poor, African American population, resulting in jail sentences for thousands of people. In one of the richest countries on Earth we have effectively made it a crime to be poor. Books available for purchase.  
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Francie & Finch Bookshop
130 S. 13th Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
United States
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