Barriers to Reentry
Friday, February 28, 2020
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, USA
Hamline University Center for Justice and Law & Mitchell Hamline School of Law presents
Barriers to Reentry
This full-day conference will discuss the barriers of reentry formerly incarcerated individuals experienced & explore possible solutions. 5.0 hours of continuing education credits are available (see below for more details).
Our keynote speaker, Reginald Dwayne Betts, transformed himself from a sixteen-year old kid sentenced to nine-years in prison to a critically acclaimed writer and graduate of Yale Law School. He has written three acclaimed collections of poetry, the recently published Felon, Bastards of the Reagan Era and Shahid Reads His Own Palm.
8:30 - 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 - 10:00 am: Introduction & Overview of the problem
Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General
Dr. Jillian Peterson, Professor at Hamline University
10:00 - 11:00 am: Impacted Individual Panel with
Moderator Kevin Reese, Voices for Racial Justice
Naomi Gaines-Young, Hiphop artist, Author, & Marketing Assistant at NAMI Minnesota
Chris Dolan, Law Student at Mitchell Hamline
Suzula Bidon, Attorney
11:15 - 12:15 pm: Government Panel
Moderator Dr. Jillian Peterson, Professor at Hamline University
John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
Rep. Raymond Dehn, Minnesota House of Representatives
Paul Schnell, Minnesota Commissioner of Corrections
12:30 - 1:30 pm: Lunch Keynote with Reginald Dwayne Betts
1:45 - 3:15 pm: Solutions panel
Moderator Emily Baxter, Executive Director of We Are All Criminals
Emily Turner, Founder of All Square
Otis Zanders, Ujamaa Place
Jon Geffen, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
5.0 hours of continuing education is available from the following boards:
- MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
- MN Board of Social Work
- MN Board of Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
- MN Educator Licensing and Board of Teaching
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Individuals who are seeking credit for continuing education must purchase the CLE/CEU ticket in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Continuing Education certificates will be provided within two weeks of the event to individuals who purchase the "continuing education ticket" and check-in at the event!
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