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Confessions of a Public Defender

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 02:30 PM — 04:32 PM

Our HSSB speaker in August will be Denise M. Gragg, the Director of the Associate Defender Office in Orange County California. Denise has spent her career representing indigent defendants in capital cases. She is a strong opponent of the death penalty with family ties to Santa Barbara.
She recommends the following reading list for those interested in further educating themselves prior to her talk:
1. Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy- A Story of Justice and Redemption,
2. Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
3. Sister Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking- An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States,


Valle Verde, 900 Calle De Los Amigos, Santa Barbara. Parking: First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd. Free Shuttle Service -Call driver at 805-679-3660 . No parking at Valle Verde.