Distorted Justice: Discriminatory Fines and Fees


Join the HLSA-DC and the Harvard Alumni for Black Advancement for a special conversation discussing courts’ reliance on fines and fees, the ramifications of the discriminatory enforcement of fines and fees on the Black community, and approaches to eliminate such unjust policies.



-Neel Sukhatme JD ‘05 (moderator), Associate Dean for Research and Academic Programs, Anne Fleming Research Professor, and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center

-Lisa Foster JD ‘84, Co-Founder and Co-Director at Fines and Fees Justice Center

-Ryan Downer, Legal Director at Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

-Annie Hudson-Price JD ‘13, Senior Counsel, Office for Access to Justice at the Department of Justice

-Michael Perloff JD ‘17, Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 

Panelist bios are available here.


Reception with light refreshments from 6:00-6:30 pm.

Panel discussion with audience questions from 6:30-7:45 pm. 

Directions: Closest metro is Farragut North

COVID-related Safety Requirements: If you have recently tested positive or have symptoms, please do not attend this event. HLSA DC encourages everyone to be vaccinated and boosted, and to wear masks indoors when not eating or drinking, especially when social distance cannot be maintained.



Harvard Alumni for Black Advancement (HABA) endeavors for Black people's educational, sociocultural, professional, and economic progress. It is designed to be a driving force of widespread social change to improve lives, promote culture, and advance generations of successful leaders and innovators across industries.

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6:00PM - 8:00PM Tue 7 Nov 2023, Eastern timezone


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