MONDAY, APR. 25
Tyrone Howard, Ph.D.: “Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of Black Males”
7 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Executive Director of the Black Male Institute at the University of California Los Angeles. Renowned speaker on educational equality, author, speaker, professor and recipient of more than $5 million in research grants.
WEDNESDAY, APR. 26
Race, Masculinity and Mass Incarceration: A Panel Discussion
4 p.m. • Black Hall 150
Participants are Natalie Cisneros (Seattle Univ.), Brady Heiner (Cal State-Fullerton), and Andrew Dilts (Loyola Marymount) and will be moderated by Cynthia Coe.
THURSDAY, Apr. 28
Tyrone Bledsoe, Ph.D.: “Saving Lives, Salvaging Dreams”
7 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Founder and current Executive Director of the Student African American Brotherhood Organization, a nationwide organization with over 250 chapters in 40 states. Selected as one of the most outstanding social innovators in the world by Ashoka, a global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.
THURSDAY, APR. 28
Katherine Beckett, Ph.D.: “How We Created Mass Incarceration and How it Can Be Reversed”
7 p.m. • Dean Hall 104
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
Douglas A. Blackmon: “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of African Americans Between the Civil War and WWII”
7 p.m. • SURC Ballroom
Journalist, author, and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for General Non-Fiction. Currently the host and executive producer of American Forum, a weekly public affairs program broadcast on over 100 PBS stations nationwide.
MONDAY, MAY 16
Lisa Monchalin, Ph.D.: “The Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples: Continued Colonization, Sexualization, and Legal Manipulation”
7 p.m. • SURC 137B
Dr. Monchalin, of Algonquin/Metis/Huron/Scottish descent, is the first indigenous woman to hold a Ph.D. in Criminology in Canada. She recently authored “The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada.” She is committed to addressing injustice to indigenous peoples in North America.
TUESDAY, MAY 17
Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series: Natalie Diaz
7:30 p.m. • Wellington Event Center
Poet and author whose work has been featured in Narrative, Poetry Magazine, Iowa Review and more with a focus on Mojave language rehabilitation. Recipient of a 2013 Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
Demetrice A. Worley, Ph.D.: “Consigned to Oblivion: Murdered and Disappeared Women of Color and the Criminal Justice System”
7 p.m. • Black Hall 151
Bradley University Professor of English, poet, author, and scholar of African American literature.
TUESDAY, MAY 31
Reducing Mass Incarceration in Washington State
4 p.m. • SURC Ballroom
A panel will address strategies for reducing mass incarceration.