Great event yesterday! Thanks to all for joining in the discussion!
Join us on April 7th (Tuesday) between 5 & 7pm for a panel discussion on the topic ’50 Years Later: A Discussion on Voting Rights and Mass Incarceration in 2015′
The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Although it is nice to look back at how far we’ve come, it is also vital that we continue to discuss issues that remain. One of the most pressing of these issues is mass incarceration.
The panel discussion on April 7th will be a forum to discuss the ways that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the current state of mass incarceration in America inform one another and intersect with other important social, public health, and criminal justice issues.
Event Organizers: Art Gordon STH ’15, Gina Physic GRS ’15, Sheneese Thompson GRS ’15, and Rosa Otieno CAS ’15
Here’s a look at some of the panelists:
- Joe Barrett, Massachusetts Field Manager, Petey Greene Program
- Rev. Willie Bodrick II, Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Twelfth Baptist Church
- Shelley Brown, Clinical Instructor, BU Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
– Dr. Frank Carney, Lecturer, BU Metropolitan College
– Dr. Philippe Copeland, Clinical Asst. Professor, BU School of Social Work
- This event will take place in the Boston University School of Theology, Room B19.
- It is free and open to the public.
We hope to see you there! Spread the word through your choice of social media – Facebook, Twitter or even an Instagram shoutout with #BU #AFAM in your post!