march 2022

18mar6:00 am7:30 amBook signing and talk with Kristin Henning author of Rage of InnocenceMeet the author

Event Details

Kristin Henning Live
at McGregor Square

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The Hue-Man Experience at Tattered Cover is
pleased to wlecome Kristin Henning to our McGregor Square location on March
18th at 6pm to discuss her book The Rage of Innocence: How America
Criminalizes Black Youth. This is a free, non-ticketed event.


A brilliant analysis of the foundations of
racist policing in America: the day-to-day brutalities, largely hidden from
public view, endured by Black youth growing up under constant police
surveillance and the persistent threat of physical and psychological abuse

Drawing upon twenty-five years of experience rep­resenting Black youth in
Washington, D.C.’s juve­nile courts, Kristin Henning confronts America’s
irrational, manufactured fears of these young peo­ple and makes a powerfully
compelling case that the crisis in racist American policing begins with its
relationship to Black children.
Henning explains how discriminatory and aggressive policing has socialized a
generation of Black teenagers to fear, resent, and resist the police, and she
details the long-term consequences of rac­ism that they experience at the hands
of the police and their vigilante surrogates. She makes clear that unlike White
youth, who are afforded the freedom to test boundaries, experiment with sex and
drugs, and figure out who they are and who they want to be, Black youth are
seen as a threat to White Amer­ica and are denied healthy adolescent
development. She examines the criminalization of Black adoles­cent play and
sexuality, and of Black fashion, hair, and music. She limns the effects of
police presence in schools and the depth of police-induced trauma in Black
Especially in the wake of the recent unprece­dented, worldwide outrage at
racial injustice and inequality, The Rage of Innocence is an
essential book for our moment.


KRISTIN HENNING is a nationally recognized trainer and
consultant on the intersection of race, adolescence, and policing. She is the
Blume Professor of Law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and
Initiative at the Georgetown University Law Center; from 1998 to 2001 she was
the lead attorney of the Juvenile Unit at the Public Defender Service for the
District of Columbia. Awards she has received include the 2021 Leadership Prize
from the Juvenile Law Center and the 2013 Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Award for
Excellence in Juvenile Defense from the National Juvenile Defender Center.

Event date: 

Friday, March 18, 2022 – 6:00pm

The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth Cover Image

The Rage of Innocence: How
America Criminalizes Black Youth (Hardcover)

By Kristin Henning


ISBN: 9781524748906

Availability: On Our Shelves

Published: Pantheon –
September 28th, 2021




(Friday) 6:00 am - 7:30 am


Tattered Cover Book Store McGregor Square

1991 Wazee St. Suite 100

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