CRCDS is proud to present the 2017 Spring Lectures and Reunion: "When I was in Prison…Restoring Dignity and Justice" on Monday, April 17 through Thursday, April 20, 2017. The public is cordially invited to listen, learn and participate as we bring together a community of scholars, advocates, educators, activists, ministers and lay people who will discuss the critical and often dire conditions surrounding incarceration in and outside of the United States.
Speakers include those who have worked inside the prison system, those who work diligently for reform and those who have experienced discrimination and prejudice personally and professionally. This extremely topical series includes a film screening, lectures, panel discussions, workshops and community lunches.
Lectures are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Call 585-340-9643 or register online at http://www.crcds.edu/spring-lecture-week/
Monday, April 17, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Academy-Award nominated film explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the U.S. prison system and disproportionate incarceration of African Americans. Discussion following film.
Stanley I. Stuber Lecture: "Life Ain't What It Used to Be, Part 2" — Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Edward L. Hunt, Professor at New York Theological Seminary, is the former Director of the Professional Studies Program at the Sing Sing Correctional facility. A registered therapist and ordained Baptist minister, Dr. Hunt has worked with the criminally insane & troubled youth.
Speaker: Daniel Hunter, organizer and strategist with the activist training group Training for Change. His book, Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow, is a complementary book to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. This book will be available for purchase.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am-11:45 am
Led by Dr. Joshua Dubler, Assistant Professor of Religion, University of Rochester
Panelists will examine and discuss contemporary and historical incarceration in the United States. Special emphasis will be placed on identifying concrete ways we can improve the current judicial system while addressing issues related to inequity and justice.
Panelists include: Rev. Daryl G. Bloodsaw (D.Min., CRCDS ‘17), Pastor,
First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, NYC, Thomas VanStrydonck,
Deputy Monroe County Executive and retired NYS Supreme Court
justice, and Rev. Karyn Carter, NYS Office of Child and Family Services
Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Speaker: Maurice Tomlinson, Esq., Attorney and LGBTI human rights advocate. Mr. Tomlinson, a senior policy analyst with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, is active in LGBTI issues in his native Jamaica & challenges anti-gay laws in the Caribbean. In 2012, Maurice received the inaugural David Kato Vision and Voice Award, which recognizes individuals who defend human rights and the dignity of LGBTI people around the world.
NOTE: Community Lunches at CRCDS during Spring Lecture Series: Tuesday-Thursday, April 18-20, 2017 are available for $15pp, tax included. Reservations MUST be received by March 31, 2017. Call 585-340-9643 or register online at http:// www.crcds.edu/spring-lecture-week/