Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration

To hear the story of how URMI began, listen to above video beginning at 16:24.

Beginnings

In December of 2013, I approached Dr. Raj Sethuraju to discuss the possibility of holding a book group to read and discuss Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Before we knew it, the idea of conjoined classes from Alcohol and Drug Counseling (Practicum II class) and Criminal Justice (Diversity in Criminal Justice class) blossomed into a half-day gathering supported by student organizations, campus offices, staff, faculty and community members. That half-day program had 5 speakers, rotating table discussions and provided free lunch,  and 80 people committed to this issue.

Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration
Year Attendance Contributions: Campus Offices and Student Orgs Contributions: Community Cost to Participants
2014 80 not available $0.00 $0.00
2015 110 $1800.00 $0.00 $0.00
2016 240 $6800.00 $0.00 $0.00
2017 300 $7200.00 $2200.00 $0.00

 

 

Graph of URMI attendance

April 17, 2014, 9:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

URMI 2014 postcard

 


April 14, 2015, 8:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

URMI 2015 Flyer

 

 


April 8, 2016 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

URMI 2016 Flier

 

For more details see the 2016 Agenda and the 2016 Breakouts below.

Live Stream provided by ICanU

 


April 14, 2017, 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

URMI 2017

Registration page: https://urmi2017.eventbrite.com  Added Live Streaming!

 

For more details see the 2017 Agenda and the 2017 Breakouts below.

   

Artika Tyner Keynote PowerPoint image
2016 Dr. Artika Tyner’s Keynote (Student David Sparks introduction starts at 27:00)

Live Stream of full URMI 2017 Conference (7 hours 25 minutes)

 

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