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Schedule of Events:
9:30—9:50am Welcome and Summary Introduction to the Current Program
9:50-10:10-am Introduction to the African American Incarceration Epidemic
10:10- 10:50am Pane l: Social Determinants of the Epidemic
- Policy Contributions to the Epidemic (War on Drugs, Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, 3 strikes and you are out, etc.
- The School-To-Prison Pipeline
- Community, Neighborhood and Family Risks
10:50-11:00am Comments, Questions, and General Discussion
11:10am—11:50pm Panel 2: Costs of the Epidemic to Individuals, Families, Communities, and Society
- The Costs/impact to African American Individuals
- Costs/impact to African American Families and Communities
- Costs/impact to the US Society
11-50-12:00pm Questions and Comments from the Audience.
12:00-1:20 pm Lunch and Panel 3: Narratives from Returning Citizens on Experiences of Personal Reentry Success. Lunch FREE for the first 75 people to register; but donations to Scholarship Fund to help cover the costs of the day’s activities will be greatly appreciated. Anthropologically Themed Scholarship Fund T-Shirts offered in exchange for Donations of $30 or more.
1:20 -2:00pm Panel 4: Best Practices at Local and National Levels for Addressing Epidemic
2:00—2:20pm Questions and Comments from the Audience
2:20-4:00pm Workshop: Suggestions for Breaking the Epidemic Intergenerational Chain
2:20-2:40pm Workshop Structure and Purpose, and Topics for small Group discussions:
· Policy and/or Program Strategies for Addressing the Social Determinants of the Epidemic
· Policy and/or Program Strategies for Addressing the Impact of the Epidemic on Individuals, Families, and the Wider Society
· Policy and/or Program Strategies for Facilitating Reentry Success
2:40-3:10pm Small Group Discussions
3:20-3:50pm Small Group Presentations
3:50-4:00 pm Closing Comments and Healing Circle Commitment