This Sunday in #nerdland: the GOP house speaker race, a plan to release 6,000 inmates from federal prisons, a moving story of a man who was wrongly convicted, and a look into diversity at New York Comic Con.
With the GOP in chaos, will Paul Ryan step up to the plate and assume the role of House Speaker? Tune in tomorrow morning to find out how this move could affect the fate of the GOP.
Then we’ll take a look into a plan to release roughly 6,000 inmates from federal prisons at the end of the month. The plan is part of an effort to crack down on the harsh prison sentencing that lands many non-violent criminals in jail for excessive periods. Who are these people and what awaits them after their release? Melissa talks to her panel to find out.
We follow up on the story of a man who spent ten years in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit. What this man did after his sentence was overturned will stun you. Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent talks to Melissa about this incredible story.
All that plus a look into how diversity is a big theme at this year’s New York Comic Con.
Joining our Sunday morning conversation will be:
- Cristina Beltran, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU
- Robert George, Assoc. Editorial Page Editor, New York Post
- Julian Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University
- Ned Sublette, Co-Author, “The American Slave Coast”
- Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent
- Rev. Vivian Nixon, Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship
- Marjorie Liu, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Comic book author
- Jamie Broadnax, Creator, Blackgirlnerds.com
- Drew Grant, Senior Editor, New York Observer
To prep for our discussions, feel free to check out:
- Desperate G.O.P. Appeals to Ryan on Speaker’s Job
- The Endorsement Primary
- A Step Toward Justice in the Release of 6,000 Prisoners
- Wrongfully convicted man to graduate from law school
- Diversity A Huge Theme At NYCC
Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Sunday at 10am ET on msnbc. Join the conversation—share your thoughts about these issues on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.