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An Act of Justice: Undoing the Legacy of Mass Incarceration Symposium
Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 7:00 PM – Sat, Apr 1, 2017, 3:30 PM CDT
*Once online registration has filled, we encourage walk-ups to all sessions during the Symposium.*
Join the Rothko Chapel (RC) and University of St. Thomas (UST) for a three day symposium exploring the human rights issues associated with the criminal justice system in the United States. Learn more about the legacy of this complex system in our country and how individuals and community organizations are working together for equitable and sustainable reform.
The symposium will offer workshops, panels and keynote addresses featuring academics, activists, religious leaders, artists, criminal justice reform experts, and individuals who were incarcerated and their families.
Featured Keynote Speakers:
Professor Margaret Burnham, Northeastern University Law School
Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
Other presenters include: Anthony Graves, activist and Death Row Exoneree 138; Dolores Canales, anti-solitary confinement spokesperson; Dr. Robert LaCarra, University of St. Thomas Criminology Department; Nicole Casarez, University of Houston Law Center/University of St. Thomas; Rev. Ron Stief, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture; John Whitmire, Texas State Senator; State Representative James White; Charles Rotramel, Houston reVision; Teri Burk, ACLU of Texas; Mimi Marziani, Texas Civil Rights Project; Jay Jenkins, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, and more.
Also included: On site solitary confinement virtual reality experience by National Religious Campaign Against Torture.
Suggested donation, $100
All offerings Thursday, March 30, 7pm keynote speaker; Friday, March 31st all day (including lunch and 7pm keynote speaker); Saturday, April 1st all day (including lunch)
Thursday, March 30th, 7pm ONLY
Suggested donation, $10
Opening Keynote address with Margaret Burnham at the Rothko Chapel followed by a public reception on the Plaza
Friday, March 31st, all day ONLY
Suggested donation, $50
Continental breakfast, two morning sessions at RC, lunch and two afternoon sessions at UST, keynote address at the Rothko Chapel, followed by a public reception on the Plaza
Friday, March 31st, 7pm ONLY
Suggested, donation, $10
Keynote address with Vincent Schiraldi at the Rothko Chapel followed by a public reception on the Plaza
Saturday, April 1st, all day ONLY
Suggested donation, $50
Continental breakfast, one morning session at RC, one morning session, lunch and two afternoon sessions at UST
Thanks to our sponsors this is a no-charge event. Given the quality of speakers, meals provided, and conference materials, your donation is greatly appreciated to support the Rothko Chapel.