Criminally Unjust: Young People and the Crisis of Mass Incarceration

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2005

Time: 9 am to 6 pm

Location: Altschul Auditorium, Columbia University (119th St. & Amsterdam Ave)

The Institute for Research in African American Studies and the Africana Criminal Justice Project will host a unique conference at Columbia University on April 23rd, 2005 that will bring together young people, students, teachers, parents, activists, scholars, and artists to address the effects of America’s crisis of mass incarceration on young people.  This one-day event will involve a variety of forums and presentations, including panel discussions, workshops and performances.   The wide range of scholars, activists and practitioners will lend their voices and scholarship to a rich dialogue with young people about the state of the growing crisis criminal injustice in NYC and around the country.  The event will be free and open to the public.  Some of confirmed speakers include: Manning Marable, Councilman Bill Perkins, Yvonne Bynoe, Bryonn Bain, Rosa Clemente, Ras Baraka, and Geoff Ward.  For more information, email or call 212 854 9792.

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Africana Studies Against Criminal Injustice: Research—Education—Action
An Academic and Community Conference
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Columbia University
April 11-12, 2003

The conference aims to bring scholars, activists, practitioners, government, and community representatives together to hear and discuss the issues of crime and justice in the Black experience, focusing on how crime, criminal justice policy, and racialized injustices impact African-American and Black Diaspora individuals, families, and communities. We encourage your participation in this urgent discussion, and growing movement for change.

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