Attorney Adam Foss thinks big. “It is time for a new civil rights movement,” he says. Waiting for the next “Rosa Parks” or next “Malcolm X” is not productive. Instead, he tells listeners to “stop waiting,” because our “new leaders are in this room. Each one of you can do something.”
Adam is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County Office (Boston). The “Root” named him one of the 100 most influential black Americans of 2016. In 2015 he was recognized among the 40 most up-and-coming lawyers in the U.S. by National Law Journal. In 2013 the Massachusetts Bar Association voted Adam Prosecutor of the Year. Adam is a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform and the importance of the prosecutor in ending mass incarceration.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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