This Event is Canceled – 2nd Annual Central New York Mini-Conference on the School to Prison Pipeline


This event is canceled

2nd Annual Central New York Mini-Conference on the School to Prison Pipeline

A book Talk on “This Place is Hell”

5pm to 8pm
August 19, 2016
South Side Innovation Center
2610 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY

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This Mini-Conference’s purpose is to education, provide alternatives, and give affective tactics and strategies to organize around dismantling school pushout and the school to prison pipeline.

One of the most important issues to address that are affecting youth in this country and the world is the School to Prison Pipeline. The School to Prison Pipeline is the process that youth are targeted, then pushed out of school, and then pushed in the streets to only be targeted by police, who then arrest them. Next these youth are caught in a revolving door of the criminal justice system, often never to get out. This process most often targets youth of color, specifically African-American youth. The four youth that are targeted the most are – Youth of Color, Youth with Disabilities, Youth that are LGBTTQIA, and Economically Disadvantaged Youth. Please attend this very important event to address locally in Syracuse and nationally one of the worst problems in America.

This Mini-Conference will speak about how to organize and education people in your community.

This Mini-Conference will speak about needed legislation that needs to be over thrown and signed into law.

This Mini-Conference will speak about policies and curriculum design that must end or be replaced.

This Mini-Conference will speak about what is working and not working nationally within the movement to dismantle the school to prison pipeline.


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Hasan Stephens a youth advocacy entrepreneur and educator in Syracuse, New York is the Founder & Executive Director of The Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation in Syracuse, N.Y. Good Life is dedicated to improving the quality of life for marginalized youth while helping to prevent youth recidivism and incarceration, violence, and poverty. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of Africana Studies at The State University of New York College at Cortland, teaching the course, “Evolution of Hip-Hop Culture.”

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Dr. Mecke Nagel, Professor of Philosophy, SUNY Cortland

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Timothy Jennings Bey, Street Addiction Instiute

4. Grass-Roots Organizing and Book Talk “This Place is Hell” is writing by youth incarcerated in Minnesota published in 2016. Books will be for sale.

Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado and National Coordinator of Save the Kids, a fully-volunteer national organization dedicated to ending the incarceration of all youth and the school to prison pipeline, with over 11 chapters throughout the US.

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If you would like to support for free and be a sponsor contact Hasan Stephens at:


Good Life Youth Foundation

Save the Kids


To Table or have a booth at this event contact:
Yolanda Seegars

Organizations/Programs Tabling:

Save the Kids

Syracuse University Office of Engagement Programs

Arise CNY

Poetry Behind the Walls


Media and other general questions can contact:

Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II