Equal Justice Under the Law?
“Equal Justice Under the Law?”
Monday, October 8, 2018
7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
Greg Mermelstein, deputy director for the specialty practices and resources for the Missouri State Public Defender system
Melinda Pendergraph, training director for the Missouri State Public Defender system
and KFRU’s David Lile, moderator.
This program will explore the ongoing challenges facing the public defender system in Missouri, including chronic underfunding, which exacerbates inequities in the criminal justice system. Speakers will also address other systemic practices in Missouri that contribute to inequities and offer potential solutions.
Co-sponsored by the Civil Liberties Committee of the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County, the Columbia Public Library, AAUW-Columbia Branch and the Mid-Missouri Civil Liberties Association.
This event is free and open to the public.