Rethinking Prisons Conference
5/3/2013, 9:00 am - 5:45 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Buttrick Hall (Google map of this location)
The Rethinking Prisons Conference brings together over 100 scholars, activists, and practitioners from across the US, as well as Canada and Brazil, to discuss issues raised by prisons and the death penalty.
Keynote speakers are Joy James (author of The New Abolitionists: (Neo) Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings), Susan Rosenberg (author of An American Radical: A Political Prisoner In My Own Country), and Mark Lewis Taylor (author of The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America).
Sponsors: Vanderbilt Department of Philosophy, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, Robert Penn Warren Center, Program in African American & Diaspora Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Department of Political Science, Ellen Armour, Colin Dayan, Kelly Oliver, and David Wood.