Human Rights Held Captive: Perspectives on the Justice System Conference
Thursday February 7th - Saturday February 9th | Rackham Graduate School Amphitheater Room 2435 (map)
The University of Michigan student organization Human Rights Through Education (HRTE) is holding a conference exploring imprisonment of minorities, prison conditions, incarceration and sentencing, prisoner reentry and rehabilitation, the school-to-prison pipeline, the death penalty, and detention and torture on both domestic and international levels.
Guest speakers include: Shane Bauer - an investigative journalist detained in Iran from 2009 - 2011, William "Buzz" Alexander - founder of the Prison Creative Arts Project, and David Shapiro - attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project, among other speakers whose work focuses on the above topics.
There will be a film screening of "The Invisible War" and a theater workshop with Frannie Shepherd-Bates.
The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required.