Judging Juries

The Criminal Justice and DEI Teams invite you to a showing of “Judging Juries” on Thursday, May 23rd from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88131772900.  This is another eye-opening film by Abby Ginzberg – you may have seen her production, “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power.”  “Judging Juries,” a 2024 film, tells the story of our biased jury system, how it becomes biased and why it stays that way.  It spotlights a privately funded jury selection method from San Francisco and shows when it was discovered that many people could not leave their paying jobs to be on a jury at $15 a day.  By paying $100 a day, authorities were able to create an acceptably diverse group for a jury.

Check a conversation about the film with Abby Ginzberg and Alameda County Chief Public Defender Brendon Woods at  https://www.ktvu.com/video/1297969  or https://www.judgingjuriesfilm.com   to see the trailer on the Judging Juries website.
For more information, contact archivist@lwvbae.org .

Shaylana Cleveland of the Public Defender’s Office is expected to be part of the discussion after the film.  Join the event on May 23rd at 7:00 pm https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88131772900

–Christine Wenrich


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