The summer newsletter looks at how to shoot a bedroom scene in a pandemic; our popular series of webinar talks on topics related to COVID-19 wraps up; LeBron James flexes some voting muscle; the lesson of Chernobyl; the latest on the 2020 Sentinel Awards
Webinars with experts on COVID-19; raising alarms about the criminal justice system; TV dramas donate medical equipment to hospitals; and the pandemic's effect on the black community is compared to HIV.
What threw the topic of over-incarceration in the U.S. into sharp relief wasn't so much the bleak laundry list of statistics that underscored the fact that we lock up more people than the rest of the world—and for longer periods of time. Instead, it was a simple question directed at the audience just prior to the start of the panel discussion "Beyond Bars: Changing the Narrative on Criminal Justice."
"How many of you in this room know someone, someone close to you, who has been in jail or prison?" asked Kate Folb, director of Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S).
The Winter 2020 issue of the newsletter spotlights the premiere of "Getting Bombed," a YouTube series that delivers a tipsy take each week on sobering nuclear and security topics; a sneak peek at our upcoming panel discussion on the criminal justice system; a look at what the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is really all about; and so much more.