Sunday, May 2, 2010

Justice or "Just Us": Race, Ethnicity and Mass Incarceration Symposium

Friends: My co-blogger, Dean Kevin Johnson, and I are honored to be speaking at UCLA's Ethnic Studies 40th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, May 13.

Justice or “Just Us”: Race, Ethnicity and Mass Incarceration Symposium

UCLA Neuroscience Research Building - Auditorium

The symposium will examine the societal costs of current criminal justice policies and the consequences of such policies in particular for communities of color. The program will feature noted scholars as well as community activists.

AGENDA
9:30 – 10:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
10:00 – 10:30 OPENING REMARKS - Claudia Mitchell-Kernan, Vice Chancellor & Dean, UCLA Graduate Division
10:30 – 12:00 RESTORING JUSTICE AND REFORMING IMMIGRATION POLICY
Moderator: Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, Associate Professor of History, UCLA
Panelists:
- Bill Ong Hing, Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, UC Davis
- Kevin Johnson, Dean, UC Davis School of Law
- Ahilan Arulanantham, Director of Immigrants' Rights and National Security, ACLU of Southern California
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 2:30 INCARCERATION AS A TOOL OF RACIAL OPPRESSION & SOCIAL CONTROL
Speaker: - Michelle Alexander, Associate Professor of Law, Ohio State University
Commentators:
- Dylan Rodriguez, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside
- Stormy Ogden-McCloud, American Indian ex-prisoner and activist
2:45 – 4:00 IMPACT OF MASS IMPRISONMENT ON COMMUNITY AND FAMILY
Moderator: - M. Belinda Tucker, Associate Dean, UCLA Graduate Division
Panelists:
- Victor Rios, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCSB
- Michael Stoll, Chair and Professor of the Public Policy and Urban Planning Department; Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, UCLA
- Irum Shiekh, Visiting Scholar (Birzeit University), Asian American Studies Center, UCLA
- Andrea Smith, Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside
4:15 – 6:00 WHAT IS TO BE DONE? TEARING DOWN THE GOLDEN GULAG
Speaker: - Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and Geography, USC
Commentators:
- Mia Yamamoto, Co-Chair, Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
- J. Diego Vigil, Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, UC Irvine
6:00 – 7:00 RECEPTION
Contact: Sonya Gavin, UCLA Graduate Division, sgavin@gdnet.ucla.edu, 310.206.3269.
Hosted by: UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Chicano Studies Research Center, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, Institute of American Cultures and Graduate Division.

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