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Criminal Justice Symposium at the Rothko Chapel
Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - Saturday, April 1, 2017 @ 3:30 pmFree
The Rothko Chapel is convening a symposium on criminal justice reform and mass incarceration in the U.S., subjects that are the center of much debate in recent years.
An Act of Justice: Undoing the Legacy of Mass Incarceration will delve into human rights issue associated with mass incarceration and the associated harmful effects on individuals, families, communities and the nation.
The event is slated for Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1 at the Rothko Chapel, located at 3900 Yupon St. in Houston, 77006 and the University of St. Thomas, in the Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon St. Building 30.
Through workshops, panels and keynote speakers, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about how the U.S. has created the world’s largest mass incarceration system, as well as local, regional and national reform efforts.
The weekend will feature keynote addresses by Margaret Burnham and Vincent Schiraldi
national and regional experts including academics, political leaders, activists, religious leaders, correctional officer union officials, and artists, as well as formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.
In addition, an on-site solitary confinement virtual reality experience will be facilitated by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.