Tuesday, November 15, 2016

First Year Book Events + Nominate a First Year Book for Next Year

Nominate a book for the 2017-2018 First Year Book program:
http://wp.fyb.umd.edu/fyb/nominate-a-2017-18-book/


There are two more opportunities this semester to discuss the first year book:


Wednesday, November 16, 6:30-8:30pm

Just Mercy and The Law: A Panel Discussion on Just Mercy
Tawes 0320
Sponsored by the Pre-Law Office and the First Year Book Program
Moderator: Mr. Gregory Shaffer
Panelists:
Mr. Michael Pinard, Co-Director, Clinical Law Program at UMD
Mr. Colin Starger, Co-Director, Pre-Trial Justice Clinic at University of Baltimore School of Law
Ms. Deborah J. Nelson, Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, UMD
Mr. David Jaros, Associate Professor of Law at University of Baltimore School of Law
When: November 16, 6:30pm-8:30pm


Monday 21 November, 2016, 6pm-8pm
Race, Place, & Juvenile Justice
Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union, Rm 1209
Sponsored by the Honors College
The United States incarcerates the highest proportion of children and adolescents in the world. Crime rates among American youths are not significantly higher than anywhere else, yet our juvenile justice system is the largest and most expensive—and seems to reserve its harshest treatment for children and adolescents who are black and Latino. Our panel of activists, educators, justice officials, students, and formerly incarcerated individuals will examine how we got into this mess and what we can do to make juvenile justice in Prince George’s County, in the state of Maryland, and across the United States more cost-effective, more responsive, and more humane.
Moderator:

Dr. Richard Bell, Department of History, UMD
Panelists:
Mr. Saleem El-Amin, Living Classrooms Foundation Project SERVE
Mr. Derris Moore, Living Classrooms Foundation Project SERVE
Ms. Rebecca Turner, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of YouthMs. Liyah Brown, ACLU National Prison Project
Ms. Laura Miller, The Voice, UMD Student Organization
The Honorable Leo Edward Green, Jr., Prince George's County Circuit Court
Dr. Joseph Richardson, Department of African American Studies, UMD