Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mansfield Institute Announces Spring 2014 Events

The Mansfield Institute invites students, faculty, and alumni to attend one or more of the following Spring 2014 events:

Disproportionate Minority Contact Summit (DMC)
Friday, February 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Congress Lounge. 
DMC is generally defined as the phenomenon of Black and Latino youth coming in contact with the criminal justice system in far greater numbers than they represented in the general population. We will explore the causes and possible pathways to reducing DMC.

Mansfield Lecture: Professor Carl Hart
High Price: A Neuroscientists’ Journey of Self-Discovery 
Thursday, March 27, 4:30 p.m., Murray Green Library
Professor Hart will discuss the false basis upon which the War on Drugs has been created and explore ways to shift the public discourse in a way that reflects the science of drug use, not the political and media hype.

The Matthew Freeman Lecture: Professor Victor Rios
Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys 
Wednesday, April 2, 5:30 p.m., Murray Green Library
Professor Rios explores the "youth control complex" and shows the ways black and Latino boys face "control" rather than care from adults in all spaces they interact. The detrimental effects can be seen in the rates of the school push out, delinquency, incarceration and violence.

To RSVP for the Mansfield Lecture or the Matthew Freeman Lecture email Callie Skwiat at, To register for the DMC Summit:

For more information, contact the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation at: 312-341-2150

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