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Sam Myers, Jr. and Monifa Bandele: Racial Disparities and the Criminal Justice System: What Have We Learned? - 2015 Henry Cohen Lecture Series

Sam Myers, Jr. and Monifa Bandele: Racial Disparities and the Criminal Justice System: What Have We Learned? - 2015 Henry Cohen Lecture Series

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
General Public 

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Sam Myers, Jr., Director and Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Monifa Bandele, Senior Campaign Director for MomsRising.org

Myers and Bandele will frame their comments around the intersection of incarceration, race, policy, and economic inclusion and exclusion.

The 2015 Henry Cohen Lecture Series, Public Policy in Action, is devoted to advancing social equity in America.  The series examines how public policy serves as a vehicle to advance economic and social inclusion in the context of evolving demographic, economic, and political shifts in America. This series serves as a catalyst for the continuing dialogue on the state of social justice in America.

The series includes Van Jones, President and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, speaking on Rebuilding the Dream: Framing Civil Rights for the 21st Century (February 9), Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, “Changing Demographics and the Economic Imperative” (March 2); john powell, Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California at Berkeley, and Noliwe Rooks, Director of Graduate Studies in Africana Studies, Cornell University “Race, Higher Education & Social Justice” (March 9); Sam Myers, Jr., Director and Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota and Monifa Bandele, Senior Campaign Director for MomsRising.org on "Racial Disparities and the Criminal Justice System: What Have We Learned?" (March 30); Ben Jealous, Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact, and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Former CEO, Green for All, “The New Civil Rights Agenda” (April 27).

Join the conversation on social media!  #PolicyForJustice

The series is hosted by Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban PolicyCenter for New York City Affairs, and Tishman Environment and Design Center.

 

This event is free to attend, but you must register.



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