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Social Justice and Human Rights Dialogues: Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice

The CWU community is examining one of the most striking instances of racial inequality in American society—the phenomenon of mass incarceration- in this year of dialogue we will examine the causes and possible solutions to the incarceration crisis.

Central Washington University Events

Fall Quarter 2015

Date Event Location
October 1st at 6:00pm - December 12th The Penitent: Images from Eastern State Penitentiary  Museum of Culture and Environment
October 13th at Noon Ultimate Questions: Artists Confront Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty. Dean Hall Lobby
October 13th at 7:30pm Presentation from Rene Denfield (Death Penalty Investigator) Wellington Event Center
October 22nd at 4:00pm Presentation from Dr. Stephanie Hallock Randall Hall
October 26th at 7:30 David Fathi on "Mass Incarceration, Race and Human Rights." Music Recital Hall
November 2nd at 7:00pm Orange is the New Black book discussion   Brooks Library
November 3rd at 4:30pm Presidential Campaigns Matter, Do Black Lives Matter in Them? Dean Hall Lobby
November 3rd at 5:30pm Speak Back to Power: Spoken Word Confronts Mass Incarceration Black Hall 151
November 17th at 6:00pm Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion for "Cruel and Unusual: Five transgendered women share their prison experiences." SURC Theater

 

Winter Quarter 2016

Date Event Location
January 21st Ta-Nehisi Coates : Keynote Speaker Diversity Awards Dinner
Februrary 16th Michael Eric Dyson TBA
March 2nd at 4:00pm Community Policing in a Diverse and Global Society TBA
TBA "We Can't Breathe" TBA

 

Spring Quarter 2016

Date Event Location
April 14th at 7:00pm "Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy" by Heather Ann Thompson SURC 137
April 19th at 7:30pm Fred D'Aguiar (fiction/drama poetry) TBA
May  Natalie Diaz TBA
May 5th  Mass Incarceration in Washington State: Making Changes. TBA
May 11th at 7:00pm Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of African Americans Between the Civil War and WWII SURC Ballroom A

 

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