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February 8, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Category: Other
Location: Student Center Room 285 | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The Pre-Morris Hood student organization, Pre-Morris Hood Learning Community and Morris Hood Scholars program invite you to "Examining the School-to-Prison Pipeline," a panel discussion about the disturbing national trend that is sending young people in America's cities from schools to prisons. Come discuss this phenomenon, which disproportionately affects disabled and LGBTQ students and students of color and shifts the focus in America's schools — particularly those in urban areas — from education to incarceration.

Join students, educators, social justice advocates, community-school engagement specialists, law enforcement experts, and the community for this important dialogue that touches on many topics at the forefront of current conversations and concerns about public education. Learn about practices and policies that perpetuate the school-to-prison pipeline and identify opportunities to advocate, communicate and collaborate with others to stop sending students from schoolhouses to jailhouses.

Panelists include: 

  • Mark Fancher, racial justice staff attorney for the ACLU of Michigan;
  • Sherita Smith, development director at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation; and
  • Isaiah McKinnon, associate professor of education at the University of Detroit Mercy and former deputy mayor and police chief for the City of Detroit. 

This event is free and open to the public.  

Download the event flyer 

This program is supported by the King-Chavez-Parks program and the WSU College of Education.

For more information about this event, please contact Kurt Troutman at (313) 577-1717 or kurt.troutman@wayne.edu.