Professor Donald Tibbs will speak at the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives symposium on Feb. 5.
The symposium, “The Moynihan Report: 50 Years Later,” will view issues that continue to plague the black community through the perspective of critical race theory.
Tibbs will join colleagues from George Washington University and St. Louis University on a panel that will explore “The Criminal Justice System & Violence.” He will offer an analysis of testimony given by former Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson to the grand jury that reviewed the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown in 2014. The grand jury declined to charge Wilson in Brown’s death, sparking protest and a heightened interest in police tactics nationwide.
The author of an upcoming book on hip-hop and the law, Tibbs is an authority on the overlapping issues of race, law, civil rights and criminal procedure.