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We are in our fourth year of addressing the Cradle to Prison pipeline. In the 2011/2012 programming we highlighted the importance of dialogue toward understanding the myriad factors that feed the pipeline while dehumanizing youth.


Fire in the Blood

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 pm
Ganz Hall

“Fire in the Blood” is a tale of ‘medicine, monopoly and malice’.  This film brings you a story of Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocking access to low-cost AIDS drugs in the countries of African and the global south, which caused more than ten million deaths.  Join us to hear about the improbable group of people who decided to fight back and the outcomes of their activism.   

Sponsored by: The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation, the College of Pharmacy, and the College of Arts and Science 

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Kids For Cash

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Angell Reading Room (Library 10th Floor)

“Kids For Cash” is a compelling look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation when it first came to light in 2009.  Following the wake of the Columbine shootings, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was determined to keep kids in line.  Under his reign, over 3,000 children were ripped form their families and put into prison for years.  When one parent dared to question this harsh brand of justice, it was revealed that the judge had received millions of dollars in payments from the privately- owned juvenile detention centers.  Please join us we chart the previously untold stories of the masterminds at the center of this scandal.

Sponsored by: The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation and the Criminal Justice Department at Roosevelt University, and the Juvenile Justice Initiative. 

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The Homestretch

Thursday, November 20, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ganz Hall

Please join us for the screening of “The Homestretch”, a film that follows three homeless teens in Chicago as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future.  As these ambitious teenagers fight to complete their education while facing the trauma of being abandoned at an early age, they will inspire audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness.  The film follows these teens through their personal struggles and triumphs with education, immigration, the juvenile justice system, foster care, and LGBTQIA rights.  Panel discussion will include youth featured in the film.

Sponsored by: The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation. Co-Sponsored by Social Justice Studies

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