Scholars Gild October 2016

Tuesday, October 18

Lower Arden Gild Hall

7:30 PM

Rethinking Justice

Christofer Johnson, Esq

 

The events of Ferguson, Missouri precipitated some major changes in policing in that city, with many of the personnel and procedures being changed. The series of young, often unarmed, black men being killed by police has led to investigations into police departments, with findings that show the reality of sometimes blatant racial disparities in arrest and incarceration rates. Our October discussion will look at some of the changes that have come about as a result of the current crisis, and discuss how the crisis came about.

Christofer (Chris) Johnson is the current Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Wilmington. He has broad responsibilities representing the City in complex litigation. In addition to these responsibilities, Chris has focused on anti-violence initiatives aimed at counseling high-risk youth. Chris is an active leader in the community, serving as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem with the Delaware Office of Child Advocate and on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Center for Justice. Chris will lead our October discussion on the subject “Rethinking Justice” to better serve the high-risk youths in our community

There is no fee to attend Scholars Gild discussions; please consider making a donation at the door to help cover the costs of putting on these events and to support the Arden Club.

Christofer Johnson Esq

Chris is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business and Economics, and earned his J.D. from Widener Law in 2009. He is currently an Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Wilmington, where he represents the City in complex litigation in a variety of areas and advises several City boards, commissions, and public officials. Chris’ work with the City is varied and he also works on legislative matters and anti-violence initiatives aimed at counseling high-risk youth. Chris is a very active leader in the community and serves as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem with the Delaware Office of Child Advocate and on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Center for Justice.

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