The Juror Project comes to the STL

Will Snowden facilitated two workshops as part of OBS’s Black Jurors Matter Campaign. Attorney Snowden is founder of the New Orleans-based The Juror Project. One workshop targeted teachers, parents and youth service providers with a curriculum for high school students. The second workshop was open to the general public and focused on how juries work and how to be an effective juror.

OBS launched the “Black Jurors Matter” Campaign in July this year. Studies shows that Black jurors are twice as like to be struck from juries as their white counterparts. This is problematic for Black defendants who often end up with all white juries and for communities seeking justice in officer-involved shootings or assaults. For more information on the campaign or to get involved, call 314.367.5959 or email us at contactus@obs-stl.org.

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October 8, 2017

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