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      April 24, 2020

      Friday   8:30 AM

      210 Burruss Hall
      Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

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      Symposium on Mass Incarceration, Communities and Families

      Symposium on Mass Incarceration, Communities and Families  
      (Seminar/Conference)

      Join the Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) at Virginia Tech on Friday, April 24, 2020, from 8:30am to 5:30 pm at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Blacksburg, VA, to learn how mass incarceration impacts families and communities. The symposium is a dynamic forum to address criminal justice reform and dives deep into the challenges experienced by families and communities living with the collateral consequences of imprisonment. Panelists consist of community leaders, social justice activists, justice involved persons and family members, and scholars from the Virginia Tech community as well as other Virginia universities.

      The symposium will be a high-energy day full of rich discussion and collaboration. Please join us in the spirit of community, translational scholarship, and service.

      This event is FREE and open to the public.

      You're invited! Register Now!

      Keynote Speaker

      Ms. Kemba Smith. Ms. Smith is a formerly incarcerated person who was pardoned by President Clinton and founded the Kemba Smith Foundation. The work of the foundation is centered on community education and advocacy around incarceration and reentry, public health (e.g. drug abuse, domestic violence), and providing resources and counseling for families of the incarcerated.

      Policy Facilitator

      Dr. Larry Terry. Dr. Terry is the director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA and Lecturer of Public Policy. He is a leader in community engagement and currently works with state legislators on identifying best practices and strategies for criminal justice reform.
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      Location:The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Blacksburg, VAPrice:FreeContact: Joyce Arditti
      jarditti@vt.edu
      540-231-5758
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