Racial Justice and Abolition Democracy Curriculum Project Established at Columbia University

Bernard E. Harcourt | Columbia Alumni Association | 2021

Columbia University will develop a model curriculum—“Racial Justice and Abolition Democracy”—to address racial inequality in the criminal justice system thanks to a $5 million, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

In partnership with community organizations and higher education institutions across the country, the upper-level curriculum seeks to reimagine punishment in the United States.

The project’s co-leaders are Bernard E. Harcourt, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, and Bruce Western, Chair and Bryce Professor of Sociology and Social Justice as well as Co-Director of the Justice Lab.

Originally published by Columbia Alumni Association. Read the full article here