2017 SHECP Symposium addressed “Criminal Justice, Poverty, and Race.” Held the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA, the program focused on mass incarceration as it relates to income inequality and race.  Speakers considered: 1) Just Policing; 2) Just Prosecution, Defense, and Sentencing. 3) Re-entry for Dignity and a “Productive” Life.

News release about 2017 speakers and program
2017 Symposium Program

“Just Policing” – Paul Butler, The Albert Brick Professor in Law, Georgetown University; author, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men”

“Just Prosecution, Defense, and Sentencing” – James Forman Jr, Professor of Law, Yale Law School; author, “Locking up our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.”

“Re-entry for Dignity and a ‘Productive’ Life” – Robin Steinberg, Founder and Executive Director of The Bronx Defenders

Panel conversation – Moderator – Sarah Farmer, Associate Research Scholar, Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Yale Divinity School; c0-author, “Raising Hope: Four Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth”

Past Symposia: