ACLU of Florida, Palm Beach Chapter Forum "Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem.”

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

The Palm Beach County Chapter invites ACLU members from around the state to a screening and panel discussion of “Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem.”

Misdemeanor convictions are the “front line” of discriminatory justice in the United States. This short documentary film profiles the unequal use of misdemeanors nationally, and our expert panelists will discuss their experiences on the ground in one Florida county. Forming our panel are:

  • Dave Aronberg, PBC State Attorney
  • Carey Haughwout, PBC Public Defender
  • Bradley Harper, County Court Judge, 15th Circuit
  • Regenia Herring, Executive Director, PBC Criminal Justice Commission

Ms. Haughwout and Judge Harper received our chapter’s Harriette Glasner Award for their contributions to civil liberties in the county. The discussion will be moderated by chapter board member Jill Hanson and hosted by Barbara Walker, retired NYPD sergeant and chapter Vice-President.

You can view a trailer for the film at For more information about the film, visit

Please join the PBC Chapter for an informative discussion of this important film.