April 13: Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration 2018 conference

By Robert Boos
Posted March 28, 2018

April 13: Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration 2018 conference

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Register now to attend the fifth annual Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration 2018 conference.

This year’s theme, “Removing Barriers to Education,” will be powerfully addressed by several speakers, panelists and discussion leaders, including keynote speaker Dr. James Burnett, and lunch speakers Luis Brown-Peña and Lolita Davis Carter. Breakout sessions will cover specific dimensions of mass incarceration, connecting participants to leaders and networks taking action to create lasting change.

Register at this website: bit.ly/URMI2018

The event will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, Founders Hall Auditorium, Metropolitan State University, 700 East 7th Street, Saint Paul.

Dr. Burnett is a self-described “convict criminologist” who used his time in prison for close interaction, gaining trust with prisoners and conducting ethnography, which served as a foundation for his book, Hood II Hood: Helping Prisoners Transition to Freedom.

Brown-Peña administers the GCDF Special Projects Unit for the Department of Employment and Economic Development, and has more than 20 years of experience assessing ex-offenders’ skills and interests for career development and placement services.

Davis Carter facilitates pre-release employment classroom sessions and workshops for job seekers who must address a criminal and corrections background. She has been appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton to the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Advisory Group, as well as serving on the Minnesota Corrections Association board on the Juvenile Justice Committee.

For more information, contact Raj Sethuraju (raj.sethuraju@metrostate.edu), Therissa Libby (therissa.libby@metrostate.edu) or Clyde Thrower (clyde.thrower@metrostate.edu).

Interested in supporting URMI 2018? Donations to URMI are taken through the University Foundation (www.metrostate.edu/why-metro/metropolitan-state-foundation/make-a-gift), or email Clyde Thrower at clyde.thrower@metrostate.edu. Online donations go to.

Note on your donation that it is for the Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration 2018 event.

URMI 2018 is sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Admissions Office, Office of Equal Employment and Diversity, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Center for Faculty Development, Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and the College of Community Studies and Public Affairs.