|Program for the Call to Justice on June 28, 2006 at MCTC||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Guy Gambill (gambillgt1yahoo.com)|
|Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 03:29:24 -0700 (PDT)|
?CALL TO JUSTICE: Reducing Racial Disparity and Enhancing Public Safety? (For additional information, call Guy Gambill at 612-596-7628 or by e-mail at gambillg [at] crimeandjustice.org) 8:00 ? 8:30 a.m. Registration and Seating Morning Session 2.5 Eliminations of Bias Credits 8:30 ? 9:00 a.m. Introduction and Topic Overview . Reverend Albert Gallmon, Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church and Chair of Board of Directors of Council on Crime and Justice . Mayor R. T. Rybak, Mayor of Minneapolis . Mayor Chris Coleman, Mayor of St. Paul This topic overview will reference Minnesota?s changing demographics; the need to reduce racial disparities through improved relationships between the justice system and communities of color; and the need to reduce the negative collateral consequences of justice system involvement. 9:00 ? 9:20 a.m. Racial Disparities and Minnesota?s Changing Demographics . Donna Zimmerman, Vice President of Government and Community Relations at Health Partners and Member of the Racial Disparities Committee of the Itasca Project This presentation will feature demographic and socio-economic trend data, including racial disparity trendlines, developed by the Brookings Institute for the Itasca Project Consortium of more than forty CEO?s, mayors and community leaders funded by the McKnight Foundation, and the St. Paul Foundation. 9:20 ? 10:00 a.m. Causes and Consequences of Racial Disparity in the Justice System: Key Findings and Recommendations Tom Johnson, President of Council on Crime and Justice; former Hennepin County Attorney This presentation will present a synthesis of seventeen studies conducted by the Council on Crime and Justice examining the causes and consequences of the racial disparity in Minnesota?s justice system. The focus will be on the Key Findings and Recommendations, along with proposed Action Steps for addressing the disparity. 10:00 ? 10:15 a.m. Break 10:15 ? 11:15 a.m. Causes of the Disparity: A Multi-Perspective Examination . Panel Moderator: Judge Natalie Hudson, Minnesota Court of Appeals* . Panel Members: Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page; Professor Michael Tonry, University of Minnesota Law School; Clayton Robinson, Ramsey County Attorney?s Office; Steve Glaze, Ex-offender; Chief John Harrington, St. Paul Police Department; Dr. Bill Green, Interim Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools*; Suzanne Koepplinger, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women?s Resource Center; Ebony Ruhland, Research Associate for Council on Crime and Justice This panel discussion will explore in depth the Key Findings from the Council on Crime and Justice?s multi-year research on the causes of the racial disparities in Minnesota?s justice system. 11:15 ? 12:15 a.m. The Collateral Consequences of the Racial Disparity in Minnesota?s Justice System: Key Findings and Recommendations . Panel Moderator: Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson . Panel Members: Professor Todd Clear, John Jay School of Criminal Justice*; Dr. Bravada Garrett-Akinsanya, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Executive Director of the African American Child Wellness Institute; Richard Amos, Director of Social Services at St. Stephens; Anita Selin, member of the Minneapolis Police Relations Council; Hilary Whitham, Research Coordinator for the Council on Crime and Justice This panel will explore in depth the Collateral Consequences identified by the Council on Crime and Justice as arising from the racial disparity in Minnesota?s justice system. 12:15 ? 1:15 p.m. Lunch (Provided) Afternoon Session 3.0 Ethics Credits 1:15 ? 1:45 p.m. Luncheon Speaker Racial Justice: The Ethical Dimension . Professor Kenneth Goodpaster*, Professor of Business Ethics University of St. Thomas 1:45 ? 2:00 p.m. Break 2:00 ? 2:30 p.m. The Linkage between Consequences and Causes: The Inverted Relationship This discussion will focus on the self-perpetuating aspects of the justice system?s racial disparities, linking the consequences of involvement in the justice system to the causes of the disparity and the ethical issues raised. 2:30 ? 3:45 p.m. Action Steps for Undoing the Racial Disparity Within the Justice System: The Ethics of Acting Now! . Panel Moderator: Judge Kevin Burke*, Hennepin County District Court . Panel Members: Senator Julianne Ortman*, Minnesota Senate; Assistant Chief Sharon Lubinski, Minneapolis Police Department; Don Shelby*, WCCO Television; Sam Grabarski*, Executive Director, Downtown Council; Community Resident (TBD); Professor Chris Uggen, University of Minnesota Department of Sociology; Russ Balenger, Case Worker Amicus; Shane Price, African American Men Project; Sarah Walker, Call-to-Justice Coordinator for Council on Crime and Justice This panel will discuss in depth the proposed Key Action steps for addressing the racial disparities in Minnesota?s criminal justice system. It will also explore the political/ethical issues involved in moving (and not moving) forward. 3:45 ? 4:30 p.m. First Reflection, Then Action! . Reverend Albert Gallmon, Pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church; . Manuel Cervantes*, Minnesota Attorney General?s Office, former St. Paul City Attorney This session will engage the audience in a discussion of the strongest (and weakest) substantive aspects of the Forum and, then further involve the audience in gauging support for/and desired involvement in the proposed Actions Steps. 4:30 p.m. Adjourn * indicates commitments pending List of partners: African American Family Services African American Men Project American Indian Policy Center AMICUS Barbara Schneider Foundation BIHA Women in Action Catholic Charities CLUES Dignity Center General Mills Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches HACER Hawthorne Community Council Headwaters Foundation for Justice Hennepin County Bar Association Hennepin County Community Corrections Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Institute on Race and Poverty, University of Minnesota Itasca Project Jewish Community Action Latino Economic Development Center Latinos en Accion Legal Rights Center Masjid An-Nur Metropolitan State University Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis Downtown Council Minneapolis Foundation Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak Minneapolis NAACP Minneapolis Police Department Minneapolis Urban League Minnesota AIDS Project Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center Minnesota Psychological Association Minnesota Public Defenders Minnesota Supreme Court Racial Fairness Committee Muslim American Society Neighborhood House Neighborhood Justice Center NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center Organizing Apprenticeship Project Resource Center of the Americas RS Eden Sabathani Community Center (Congressman) Martin Olav Sabo Saint Paul Foundation Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman Saint Paul NAACP Saint Paul Police Department Summit Academy OIC Turning Point, Inc. 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