Thursday, September 1, 2011

40 Years After The Attica Uprising: Looking Back, Moving Forward

40 Years After The Attica Uprising:
Looking Back, Moving Forward
Presentations. Discussion. Community Forum. Keynote.
September 11 - 13, 2011

Revisit Attica's Prisoner Rebellion in order to
Understand the crisis of incarceration forty years later, and chart pathways to
Reform the prison system going forward.

Attica 40

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011  Movie “Ghosts of Attica”
5:30-7:30 pm, Burchfield Theater, Buffalo State College

Monday, Sept. 12, 2011  Conference, Community Forum
8:30 am-4:00 pm, Allen Hall Amphitheater, UB South Campus
Conference Panels:
Looking Back: The Attica Uprising and Aftermath
Prisons, Empowerment, and Resistance
                Attica, Prisons, and the Media

6:00-8:00 pm, Bethesda World Harvest International Church, 1365 Main St., Buffalo,
in partnership with People are Prisoners Too, Inc.
Community Forum: Mass Incarceration: Impact on the Community

Tuesday, Sept 13, 2011  Conference, Keynote
9:00 am-3:00 pm, Student Union Theater, UB North Campus
Conference Panels:
Prison Violence in Feminist Perspective: Gender, Sexuality, and Race
Past Demands, Current Concerns: How Far Have We Come?
Looking Forward: Prison Reform in an Era of Mass Incarceration and Fiscal Crisis

3:30-4:30 pm, 106 O'Brian Hall, UB North Campus
Keynote Address: Commissioner Brian Fischer, NYS Department of Corrections & Community Supervision

Free Admission, with RSVP / Free Parking
Conference website with full program and RSVP:

This conference is sponsored by Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy,  University at Buffalo Law School, Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, and Criminal Justice Department, Buffalo State College.  Cosponsors include UB Civic Engagement and Public Policy Initiative, UB Gender Institute, and UB Humanities Institute.

[reblogged from press release]

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