Oak Park Speaker Series
Come join us for another Oak Park Speaker Series event sponsored by St. HOPE and the Greater Sacramento Urban League as Former Mayor Kevin Johnson leads an engaging discussion and book signing with American Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump.
Founder of the Tallahassee, Florida-based law firm Ben Crump Law, Mr. Crump is known for his association with countless civil rights cases including Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Stephon Clark.
In his new book release, Ben Crump exposes a heinous truth in “Open Season”. Whether with a bullet or a lengthy prison sentence, America is killing black people and justifying it legally. While some deaths make headlines, most are personal tragedies suffered within families and communities. Worse, these killings are done one person at a time, so as not to raise alarm. While it is much more difficult to justify killing many people at once, in dramatic fashion, the result is the same—genocide.
In this enlightening and enthralling work, he shows that there is a persistent, prevailing, and destructive mindset regarding colored people that is rooted in our history as a slaveowning nation. This biased attitude has given rise to mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, unequal educational opportunities, disparate health care practices, job and housing discrimination, police brutality, and an unequal justice system. And all mask the silent and ongoing systematic killing of people of color.
Open Season is more than Crump’s incredible mission to preserve justice, it is a call to action for Americans to begin living up to the promise to protect the rights of its citizens equally and without question.
5pm – VIP Reception (Underground Books)
6pm – Discussion with Kevin Johnson and Ben Crump (Guild Theater)
7pm – Book Signing (Underground Books)
$40 – VIP (Includes VIP reception with Ben Crump + Book + reserved seating + VIP post-book signing line)
$15 - General Admission
Co-hosted by The Sacramento Office of the Law Offices of Ben Crump, PLLC and Connect the Dots, California