Beyond Ferguson: Social Injustice and the Health of the Public.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

8:15 a.m.–2:35 p.m.
Instructional Building
72 East Concord Street
Hiebert Lounge
Full Agenda
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Symposium Summary

Video of the symposium is available at BUniverse

The purpose of the symposium is to explore how we as a society can create conditions by which people are treated fairly by the criminal justice system. We will explore the intersection of race, criminal justice, and public health. The format will be a combination of keynotes; small-group dialogues with members of the affected community and the legal system; and a panel discussion to address sources of social supports (church, family, legal system) and to develop an action agenda to address the identified issues.


Mary Travis Bassett

Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Cornell William Brooks

President and CEO, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Reverend Jeffrey L. Brown

Founder, Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace (RECAP) 

Andrea J. Cabral

Former Secretary of Public Safety, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Harold Cox

Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, Boston University School of Public Health 

Nazgol Ghandnoosh

Research Analyst, The Sentencing Project

The Honorable Leslie E. Harris

Associate Justice, Juvenile Court, Suffolk County, MA

Steven L. Hoffman

Deputy Chief, Medicaid Fraud Division at Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

Glenn E. Martin

Founder, JustLeadershipUSA

Roy Martin

Director of Services, Partnership Advancing Community Together (PACT), Boston Public Health Commission

Denise McWilliams

Executive Director, New England Innocence Project

Ronald D. Simpson-Bey

Alumni Associate, JustLeadershipUSA



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