Renowned social justice advocate and attorney Ben Crump to
give a speech on Gideon v. Wainwright today in Atlanta
Civil rights attorney and advocate Ben Crump, of Tallahassee, Florida, will give the keynote address during the Gideon’s Promise Annual Igniting Change Awards in Atlanta at the Ritz-Carlton Downtown on Friday. Crump will break down the narrative behind Gideon v. Wainwright and how it’s relevant in the criminal justice system today.
The Igniting Change awards celebrate individuals and organizations working tirelessly to uplift marginalized communities. Gideon’s Promise is an organization of advocates and public defenders focused on improving the public defense system available to all, especially poor and minority groups.
Crump is a nationally renowned civil rights attorney who has represented dozens of victims’ families in tragic, high-profile cases across the country, advocating for civil rights, social justice and greater diversity in the legal profession and the justice system. Crump has served as president of the National Bar Association — the oldest and largest organization of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges — and is the founder of the Benjamin Crump Social Justice Institute.
WHO: Attorney Ben Crump
WHAT: Keynote Speech at Gideon’s Promise Igniting Change Awards
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 2017 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton Downtown, 181 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30303