Philosophy and Mass Incarceration Conference

February 24, 2017 - February 26, 2017
Department of Philosophy, Yale University

Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium
53 Wall Street
New Haven 06520
United States

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

Sponsor(s):

  • The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School
  • The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund at Yale University
  • Whitney Humanities Center
  • LGBT Studies Program
  • Wallace-Sexton Fund for LGBT Studies

All speakers:

Bierria Alisa
Stanford University
McLeod Allegra
Georgetown Law School
Kristen Bell
Yale Law School
University of Oregon
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Yale Law School
University of California, Riverside
Gore Craig
(unaffiliated)
Milton S.F. Curry
University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Murch Donna
Rutgers University
Michigan State University
Lori Gruen
Wesleyan University
Lisa Guenther
Vanderbilt University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brady Heiner
California State University, Fullerton
Kristen Inglis
University of Pittsburgh
James Joy
Williams College
Dotson Kristie
Michigan State University
Gordon Lewis
University of Connecticut
Christia Mercer
Columbia University
Laurie Paul
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Judith Resnik
Yale Law School
Tommie Shelby
Harvard University
Jason Stanley
Yale University

Organisers:

Reginald Dwayne Betts
Yale Law School
Lori Gruen
Wesleyan University
Jason Stanley
Yale University

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ANNOUNCEMENT:

I am so happy to tell all of you that I have the link to the live stream on Yale's youtube channel for tomorrow's session of the conference. Feel free to share this far and wide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQf5WPY4MnQ

ANNOUNCEMENT:  We want our attendees to know that we are committed to accessibility. The Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the conference assistants, Sarah Braasch and/or Yuan Yuan, at sarah.braasch@yale.edu and yuan.yuan@yale.edu, with any disability accommodation requests.

ANNOUNCEMENT: We have fixed our location at the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium at 53 Wall Street on the Yale University Campus in New Haven, CT. Therefore, and unfortunately, registration is closed and there is no waitlist. However, we are working on livestreaming the conference online for the many persons who would like to attend and who have not been able to secure tickets. Further announcements will be posted here. We are thrilled that there has been so much interest in this conference, and we are very sorry that we will not be able to accommodate everyone who would like to attend in person. We will keep you posted on the possibility of livestreaming the event online.

The Yale University Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that it is hosting the Philosophy and Mass Incarceration Conference at Yale University on the weekend of February 24th (Fri), February 25th (Sat), and February 26th (Sun).  The Conference is being held on the Yale University Campus in New Haven, CT, in the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, at 53 Wall Street.  The Conference is free and open to the public, but we are asking all attendees to register for the conference on Eventbrite to reserve their seats, as we are anticipating a strong level of interest.  The Conference is Co-Sponsored by The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School, The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund at Yale University, and the Whitney Humanities Center.  The Philosophy and Mass Incarceration Conference is Co-Organized by Reginald Dwayne Betts (Yale Law School), Lori Gruen (Wesleyan), and Jason Stanley (Yale).  The Philosophy and Mass Incarceration Conference brings together an esteemed group of scholars and the formerly incarcerated to explore the philosophy of and solutions to mass incarceration.  Topics of discussion include Rhetoric, Propaganda, and Ideology; Prison Abolition; Prison Education as Transformative Experience; Boundaries of Permissibility; and Philosophy of Mass Incarceration:  What and Why?  Confirmed speakers include:  Kristen Bell, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Milton S.F. Curry, Lori Gruen, Lisa Guenther, Sally Haslanger, Brady Heiner, Kristen Inglis, Christia Mercer, L.A. Paul, Andrea Pitts, Judith Resnik, Tommie Shelby, and Vesla Weaver.

Please direct any questions and disability accommodation requests to the Conference Assistants, Sarah Braasch, at sarah.braasch@yale.edu, or Yuan Yuan, at yuan.yuan@yale.edu.

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