“Race, Law, and Justice” – CUNY BMI Eighth Annual Conference (10/4/13)

The CUNY Black Male Initiative hosts it’s eighth annual conference this year at York College. The event is packed with amazing panels and esteemed speakers, all on the topic of “Race, Law, and Justice.”

Under the direction of Elliott Dawes, CUNY BMI has paid critical attention to issues of criminal justice, linking issues of educational opportunity, housing, employment and healthcare with issues of mass incarceration in an effort to promote a more thoughtful, more informed, and more just university, city, and society. The line-up for the October 4th conference does just this, with panels on residential segregation and housing discrimination, voting rights, educational success, gun violence, racial disparity in the legal system, diversity in higher education, and stop and frisk. The documentary, Harvest of Empire, on the history of US intervention in Latin American and immigration, will also be screened.

The Conference promises – as all BMI events do – an exciting, interesting, and captivating day

Students are encouraged to attend. The event is free, but register online soon as space is limited.

For a .pdf version of the day’s events, click here.

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