From the hosts:
Join Metropolitan State University for the Sixth Annual Forum on Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration (URMI). We will explore this year’s theme, Women in the System, through featured speakers, women sharing lived experiences of before, during and after incarceration, breakout discussions, performance, spoken word and song.
Keynote speakers will include Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis City Council Vice President and Metropolitan State Alum; Advocacy and Policy Leader Stephanie Autumn (Hopi); and Shakopee Women's Prison "Voices of Hope" Choir Founder Amanda K. Weber.
#URMI2019 aspires to inform various dimensions of mass incarceration, connect change-makers to each other, and inspire participants to activate strategies that will make mass incarceration a thing of the past.
Pre-Conference Screening/Discussion of the award-winning film MILWAUKEE 53206
Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
Metropolitan State University Founders Hall Auditorium/Film Space
387 Maria Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106
Free and open to the public; no pre-registration required.
#URMI2019 was organized by Metropolitan State University’s Department of Human Services, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, and Metropolitan State Univ. Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship.
The organizers are deeply grateful to all of our sponsors, whose contributions made this event possible and free of charge to all participants: Metropolitan State University's Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Affirmative Action, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship; Hazelden Foundation; Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative; Minnesota Equity in Education Partnership; Ramsey County Department of Corrections.