Friday, Sept 17 1:00-3:00pm (main event)
Talk + Listen: Pipelines to Mass Incarceration: Policing, Sentencing and the Incarcerated
Location: MSU Broad Art Museum, Education Wing
Featuring: Dr. Emilie Smith, Moderator, Dr. Anna Gersh, One Love Symposium, Washtenaw 21st Century Policing Compliance Commission; Prosecutor Carol Siemon, Ingham County Prosecutor; Sheriff Jerry Clayton, Washtenaw County (video introduction); Derrick Jackson, Director, Community Engagement, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office; Judge Gregory Pittman, Muskegon Family Court; Matt Tjapkes, Humanity for Prisoners.
Description: Mass incarceration is affected by policing, legal, sentencing, and corrections practices and policies. This panel will discuss approaches that inflate mass incarceration and innovative alternatives that keep communities safe while enhancing relationships with the police, ensuring more appropriate legal systems and sentencing, and humanitarian treatment of the incarcerated that could enhance re-entry. All of these represent new potentially more effective approaches to public safety, equity, and justice.
Sunday, October 3 3:00-5:30pm
Talk + Listen: Lost Lives: Youth Behind Bars
Location: MSU Broad Art Museum
Featuring: Dr. Rubén Martinez, Dr. Francisco Villaruel,
Description: The Campaign for Youth Justice facilitated a national effort to raise the age of adjudication to 18 nationally. While it was in operation, the Campaign contributed to and facilitated over 150 policy changes nationally. Several systems involved individuals seeking legal guidance during its existence. This effort will identify common themes in letters written by systems involved persons. Original letters to be displayed at the event.
Friday, October 29 1:00-3:00pm
Talk + Listen: Youth, System Involvement, and Trauma
Location: MSU Broad Art Museum, On-Site, New Media Gallery
Featuring: Dr. Kune Park, School of Social Work (Moderator),
Description: In the course of their development, children and adolescents might become involved with either the juvenile justice or child welfare system; it is important to understand pathways to help them successfully transition from these systems. In doing so, attention should be given to trauma-informed practices with youth, and their families that help to foster positive development with voices from researchers and practitioners who serve them.
Friday, November 12 3:00-4:30pm
Voice, Youth, and Expressiveness
Location: MSU Broad Art Museum, MSU Education Wing
Featuring: Dr. Emilie Smith, Dr. Julie Krupa, Lynn Malinoff, Bright Futures, Youth Representatives
Description: Target audience: youth and youth workers. Workshop with system-involved youth and researchers on youth expression, agency, and the benefits of involving youth in opportunities to express themselves in music, STEM, and creativity. Understand that pathways of expression are pathways out of the system and a way to reduce recidivism: involve youth in positive activities and strengthen the families.