BET to Livestream Criminal Justice Forum Featuring Ben Carson, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley

BET to Livestream Criminal Justice Forum Featuring Ben Carson, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley

On Saturday, Nov. 21, BET.com will be livestreaming the 20/20 Leaders of America's forum on issues related to criminal justice that will feature a panel of 2016 presidential candidates, including Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley. BET correspondent Jeff Johnson will host the forum that will kick off at 1 p.m. at Allen University, an HBCU in Columbia, South Carolina.

Published November 13, 2015

On Saturday, Nov. 21, BET.com will be livestreaming the 20/20 Leaders of America's forum on issues related to criminal justice. The forum will feature a panel of 2016 presidential candidates, including Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley.

“BET Networks continues to make a concerted effort to mobilize the significant voting bloc of unregistered African-Americans and encourage them to sign up and get to the polls," said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BET Networks. "Joining forces with the 20/20 Leaders of America, a dominant voice in the conversation around issues of justice, provides our audience with a platform for comprehensive dialogue on the topics that matter most in the community."

BET correspondent Jeff Johnson will host the forum, and it all kicks off at 1P/12C at Allen University, an HBCU in Columbia, South Carolina. 

“This has never happened before. Gathering leading candidates during a presidential election cycle to discuss issues of justice that disproportionately affect communities of color," said Ashley D. Bell, former Hall County Georgia Commissioner and 20/20 Club Co-Chair. "This unique event has to be shared with communities around the nation.

The 20/20 Club is a collective of politicians, prosecutors, attorneys and law enforcement officials who have been hosting listening sessions throughout the year to give both Democratic and Republican candidates a platform to speak on issues currently being faced by the African-American community. These issues include criminal justice reform and community policing tactics. 

Other organizations co-hosting the forum include Facebook, IMPACT, Insight America, the National Black Police Association and the League of Cities Black Caucus.

Visit http://www.2020club.org/ for additional information about the 20/20 Club and the 2015 Presidential Justice Forum.

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Written by BET-Staff

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