Friday, March 18, 2016

Program: Restorative Justice Conference
Eastern Society for Women in Philosophy (ESWIP)
& The Hobby Center for Public Policy
April 8 & 9th, 2016
Honors College Commons, MD Anderson Library, University of Houston

Friday, April 8th: 
1 pm: Welcome, Johanna Luttrell and Amy Nigh, ESWIP officers

1:15 pm- 2 pm: “Suspensions in Houston Schools, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline”
Jolanda Jones, attorney and Houston Independent School District Board Member

2:15- 3 pm: “The State of the Incarcerated in Texas”
Wallis Nader, Attorney, Texas Civil Rights Project
Jay Jenkins, Attorney, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition

3:15- 4:30 pm : “Death Penalty Work in Texas”
Safa Ansari-Bayegan, Mitigation Specialist at Regional Public Defender Office, Lubbock

“Institutionalized Torture: How States Commit Human Rights Abuses”
Glaydon Jose de Freitas Filho, University of Houston School of Law

7 pm, Dinner

Saturday, April 9th:
8:45 am: coffee in commons

9 am:              Not Caring about Convicts: A Case of Affective and Epistemic Insensitivity”
Lauren Woomer, DePaul University

9: 30 am:        “The Three Rs: Retribution, Revenge, and Restoration”, Tamler Sommers, University of Houston

10 am:            “Just Motherhood: Understanding the State’s Urge to Punish Drug Addicted Pregnant Women”
Amy McKiernan, Vanderbilt University, and Leigh Ellis, public benefits attorney at Legal Services of Hudson Valley in White Plains, New York

10:30-11 am: Coffee Break

11 am:            “Can’t Unrape You: Rape, Restorative Justice, and Transformative Justice”
Azzurra Crispino, Austin Community College and PAPS (Prison Abolition Prisoner Solidarity)

11:30 am:      “Goodwill and Reconciliation”, Janice Moskalik, University of Washington

Noon -1 pm:   Lunch, Served in Commons

1 pm:              “Justice for the Cognitively Disabled”, Caroline Christoff, University of Texas, Austin

1:30 pm:        Pragmatics as Remedy: Addressing Microaggressions as a Step Toward Restorative Justice”,  Mark Tschaepe, Prairie View A&M University

2 pm:              “Restorative Practices: Conflict Resolution for Social Movements”
Lindsay Whittaker, Virginia Tech
2:30-3 pm:     Coffee Break

3 pm:              “Shared Social Securities and Transformative Justice”
Ami Harbin, Oakland University

3:30 pm:        “The Foreigner and Parresia: (Re)examining Structures of Exclusion and Belonging”, Amy Nigh, independent scholar

4:30 pm:        Undergraduate Session

“Re-examining Hobbes' Social Theory According to the Evolution of Altruism" Meryem Keskin, University of Houston

Love, Consequentialism, and a Conflict of Belief”, Ariana Peruzzi, University of Houston

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