2017 2nd Annual Transformative Justice, Prison Abolition, and Anarchist Criminology Conference

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2017 2nd Annual Transformative Justice, Prison Abolition and Anarchist Criminology Conference

March 25 and 26, 2017
Senate Chambers, Student Union
Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, USA

Free and Open to the Public

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SCHEDULE

March 25, 2017 – Saturday

Every presentation presented by each individual should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes long.

  • 10:00am to 11:30 – Panel One – Children of the Incarcerated
    Facilitators: Nicole Cookson, Steven Schnitzer, and Autumn Ward

    1.
    Marissa Anderson, Student, Activist, Poet, Counselor, and Neurofeedback Technician, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Incarcerated Children
    Bio: Marissa was born is Fresno, CA and raised in the bay. The community she comes from has been impacted by the prison industrial complex and has sculpted how she feels about the system. She is a revolutionary and spends time focusing on the needs of the community while operating under an anarchist framework.

    2.
    RaeLee Medina, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: How My Parent’s Imprisonment Affected My Life
    Bio: RaeLee is a 20 year old from Las Animas, Colorado. She is a Sociology student that will be graduating from Fort Lewis College next spring.

    3.
    Teyonnah Williams, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title:Incarceration Doesn’t Only Affect The Incarcerated
    Bio: Teyonnah is a from Alaska and is a Sociology/Criminology Student at Fort Lewis College. One of her main interests is to help and support incarcerated youth.

    4.
    Michael Magdaleno, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Wealth Without A Father
    Bio: Michael is a criminology student at Fort Lewis College. He has lived in Colorado for 8 years, previously lived in Houston, Texas, and was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has aided in the organization of the Durango ADAPT chapter and is a member of the Fort Lewis College Criminology Club.

  • 11:30am to 1:00 – Panel Two – Transformative Justice/Restorative Justice
    Facilitators: Ben Bernstein, Chris Mendoza, and Travis Gardner

    1.
    Nicole Jefferson, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Native Peace Making Circles and Adaptations
    Bio: Nicole was born and raised in Bellingham WA and graduated from Northwest Indian College with her Associates degree. After graduating she spent two years doing volunteer service with AmeriCorps dedicating herself to over 3000 hours of service in 12 different states. She moved to Durango this past summer and is pursing  Bachelors degree in Criminology. She plans to take her degree home and utilize it to improve the lives of her tribal members.

    2.
    Haley Porter, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Transformative Justice
    Bio: Haley is a sophomore at Fort Lewis College and is majoring in Criminology and a minor in Business and Administration.

    3.
    Caleb Barham, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Programs that Support Youth Restorative Justice
    Bio: Caleb is 20 years old from Tucson, AZ. He is majoring in Sociology/Criminology and currently has his associates degree from Phoenix College. He is an athlete on the Fort Lewis football team.

    4.
    Sandra Chavez, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: The Healing Power of Transformative Justice
    Bio: Born in Durango, Co. San Juan College Honors Phi Theta Kappa Graduate. Received a Associates of Arts in Psychology. Pursuing a Bachelors @ FLC majoring in Psychology & Minor in Sociology. Currently a SASO (Sexual Assault Service Organization) advocate. Dedicated to helping people find their smile.

  • 1:00 to 2:00 – Lunch (Cafeteria)
  • 2:00pm to 3:30pm – Panel Three – LGBT/Women Affected By Criminal Justice System
    Facilitators: Maggie Chamblee, Lewis Nuvayestewa, and Morgan Timeche

    1.
    Kim Ocana, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Motherhood in Prison
    Bio: Kimberly is a Sophomore at Fort Lewis College. She is studying Criminology and Forensic Science, and hopes to one day become a crime scene investigator or a detective. Social justice issues means a great deal to her, so she tries her best every day to learn more and make the changes she wants to see in our nation and around the world.

    2.
    Amber Elimon, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Plea Bargain
    Bio: Amber is from San Antonio, Texas and has moved to Colorado to attend Fort Lewis College. She is a double major in psychology and sociology with a criminology option with a minor in forensic studies. She hopes to become a FBI psychologist.

     

    3.
    Katie Lewis, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: How Families are Affected by the Criminal Justice System
    Bio: Katie Lewis is a sophomore at the Fort Lewis College with a major in sociology with the criminology option, as well as a minor in forensic science. She is from Austin, Texas and hopes to go back and apply what she has learned at Fort Lewis to her community there while achieving a master’s degree.

  • 3:30 t0 5:00pm – Panel Four – People that are Native and Black  and the Criminal Justice System
    Facilitators: Cherice Gaviglia and Shaylin Johnson

    1.
    Lewis Nuvayestewa, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Incarceration of Native Youth: The School to Prison Pipeline
    Bio: Lewis was born and raised on the Hopi Reservation. He attained his Associates degree at Haskell Indian Nations University in Liberal Arts and is now pursuing his Bachelors in Criminology. He hopes to attain his Masters degree in Social Work, work with at risk youth on many reservations and establish more alternatives to imprisonment.

    2.
    Petra Gregg, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Criminal Justice System
    Bio: Petra grew up on the Tohono O’odham reservation in Southwest Arizona. She is in her Senior year at Fort Lewis College and is majoring in Sociology/Criminology with a minor in Psychology.

    3.
    Whitney Smiley, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Racial Disparity
    Bio: Whitney is from Farmington, NM and has attained her Associates in Psychology and is now pursuing her Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She hopes to attain her Masters degree in counseling.

    4.
    Cherice Gaviglia, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Is the Criminal Justice System Racist?
    Bio: Cherice is a Sociology/Criminology major. Once she graduates from Fort Lewis College she hopes to attend Grad School and use her degree to go into a forensic/detective field.

March 26, 2017 – Sunday

  • 10:00am t0 11:30 – Panel Five – Youth and Disability in the Criminal Justice System
    Facilitators: Justina Longoria, Gabs Garcia, and Brianna Hofmeister

    1.
    Taylor Toledo, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Learning Disabilities and Delinquency
    Bio: Taylor is in her junior year, she is studing sociology with an opinion in criminology and her minor is pre law. Her goal today is to show you how disabilities have negative connotations in society and what we should do to change it.

    2.
    Janice Thompson, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Understanding Disabilities In Native American Children
    Bio: Janice Thompson is Dine (Navajo) from Dilkon, Arizona. She is in her senior year at Fort Lewis College and is majoring in Sociology.

    3.
    Andonia Apergis, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Understanding Disabilities in Children
    Bio: Andonia is a psychology major with a minor in sociology. She wants to work with children in a clinical settings as her career. Once she graduates she is traveling to Thailand to teach English to children for a year.

    4.
    Latrell Kaye, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Native American Youth Crimes in Urban Cities vs. Rural Cities
    Bio: Latrell is in his Sophomore year studying Criminology. He is a member of the Navajo Nation Tribe in Arizona. He is the oldest child of two. He plans to pursue a job that incorporates restorative justice practices such as mediations and peace circles in high schools and on the Navajo reservation.

  • 11:30 to 1:00 – Panel Six – Prison Letter Writing Panel
    Facilitators: Raneem Alimam, Latisha Manheimer, and Michael Magdaleno

    1.
    Chris Mendoza, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: The Significance of Social Support
    Bio: Chris, at age 18, is a multidisciplinary student at Fort Lewis College. He was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. Chris is a member of Durango Animal Liberation, Durango ADAPT, Durango Peace and Justice, and Durango Save the Kids.

    2.
    Kikue Hardman, Alumni, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Prison Letter Writing
    Bio: Kikue graduated from Fort Lewis College in the Spring of 2016 with a Sociology major and a Mathematics minor. She was a previous member of the Prison Letter Writing Club, Sociology Club, and the Grub Hub.

    3.
    Marissa Anderson, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Bio: Marissa was born is Fresno, CA and raised in the bay. The community she comes from has been impacted by the prison industrial complex and has sculpted how she feels about the system. She is a revolutionary and spends time focusing on the needs of the community while operating under an anarchist framework.

  • 1:00 to 2:30 – Panel Seven – Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
    Facilitators: Skyler Veenis, Ross Barnaclo, and Jaelon Wright

    1.
    Ethan George, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
    Bio: Ethan is from New Mexico. He is majoring in Biology and minoring in Criminology.

    2.
    Jordyn Harrison, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Drugs Inside of Prisons
    Bio: Jordyn is a biology major at Fort Lewis and plans to eventually be a missionary in Romania and Kenya working with disease and underprivileged areas while her husband works in the same places on building infrastructures and more sanitary wells for these same wonderful people.

    3.
    Lauren McMann, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
    Bio: Lauren is a senior at Fort Lewis College. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology. After graduation her plans are to join the U.S. Army Reserves and continue to work towards getting her masters.

    4.
    Stephanie, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
    Bio: Stephanie is currently a junior at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Co. She is pursuing a major in Sociology/Criminology and a minor is Psychology. Stephanie has her Associate of Arts degree in Psychology from San Juan College in Farmington, NM. She will be graduating in the Spring of 2018 and will then pursuer her Masters in Social Work.

    5.
    Charles Stabler, Student, Fort Lewis College
    Title: Drugs and College Students
    Bio: Charles is from Pawhuska, Oklahoma. He comes from a family that is both Native American and Caucasian.

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DESCRIPTION AND CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Activists and scholars working within the realm of challenging the current punitive criminal justice system are welcome to submit for the 2nd Annual Transformative Justice, Prison Abolition & Anarchist Criminology Conference. This conference influenced by scholar-activism is structured around challenging and abolishing punitive justice, while promoting community-based alternatives such as restorative justice, transformative justice, community circles, healing groups, and Hip Hop battling. This conference welcomes all those interested in providing performances, workshops, lecturers, teach-ins, roundtables, and film screenings. Topics of interest include prison abolition, prisoner support, critiques of political repression, police abolition, de-colonialism, abolition of zero tolerance policies and the school to prison pipeline, all forms of academic repression, corporate repression, state terrorism, all things pertaining to youth justice, total liberation, intersectionality, horizontalism, LGBTTQQIA, mutual aid, disability liberation, Black liberation, indigenous sovereignty, racial justice, animal liberation, environmental justice, green anarchism, anarchism, and justice. This conference also welcomes all forms of art and music for social justice such as Hip Hop activism.

Send via e-mail as an attachment the following:

1. 200 to 250 word abstract.
2. 80 to 100 word third person one paragraph biography.
3. Title of presentation.
4. Type of presentation – workshop, teach-in, lecture on a panel, or round-table facilitation.

Send to: noyouthinprison@gmail.com – subject of e-mail: “2017 Conference Presentation Proposal”

Deadline to submit is Thursday March 9, 2017 – You will be notified of acceptance or not by March 11, 2017.

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Safer Space Policy:
  • The 2st Annual Transformative Justice, Prison Abolition & Anarchist Criminology Conference promotes a safer space in which all must feel welcome, supported, and secure. No one should endorse or tolerate racism, sexism, anti-LGBTTQQIA sentiments, ableism, speciesism, or any other kind of oppressive behavior. Please make sure to not take pictures of anyone without permission. Please also do not give information out of others or answer questions about others without permission.
Sober Space Policy:
  • We encourage a sober space as well, so please do not drink, shoot, or inhale intoxicants into your body closely before or while in attendance at the conference.
Inclusive Space Policy:
  • All rooms and bathrooms are accessible. Please avoid wearing fragrances or strong scents, as the odors may cause allergic reactions. If you have any requests for assistance such as a translator, note taker, medication, childcare, or physical accessibility, please let us know by e-mailing Anthony nocellat@yahoo.com. (We understand this conference is not fully inclusive because of cost, but we do want to address these issues as they are needed to confront ableism).

Room Technology:

  • Each room has a projector, computer, and the internet. We will also have a video camera recording each session, which will be uploaded onto Save the Kid’s YouTube. We will also be taking pictures, which will be uploaded on the internet.

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