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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.

Current Library Exhibit

Government Publications Display in Brooks Library. Rotating exhibits will be changed each month throughout the year to focus on different perspectives of mass incarceration

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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


Off Campus Events