2017 Symposium Schedule and Agenda

Friday, February 10th, 10am-4pm

Location: Charles E. Young Research Library Conference Room, UCLA Campus

Free and Open to the Public

10am: Registration

10:30-10:40: Welcome and Announcements

  • Claudia Peña, Repair
  • Shannon Speed, UCLA American Indian Studies Center

10:45-12:30: Plenary  

“The Criminalization of Youth: Consequences for Health, Life Chances, and Communities”

  • Chair, Linda Demer, UCLA Medical School
  • Diana Onley-Campbell, National Juvenile Justice Network- Youth Justice Leadership Institute
  • Shantel Vachani, USC School of Social Work
  • Jyoti Nanda, UCLA School of Law
  • Everlyn Hunter, LA County Office of Education

12:30pm-1: Lunch Break

1-1:45: Lunch, Featured Address: Camille Nelson, American University School of Law

2-3:45: Plenary

“Race, Social Control and Punishment in the United States”

  • Chair, Mishuana Goeman, UCLA American Indian Studies Center and Department of Gender Studies
  • Rachel Meerapol, Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Sarah Haley, UCLA Department of Gender Studies and Department of African-American Studies
  • Barbara Creel, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Ameena Qazi, National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles Chapter

3:45: Announcements and Closing Remarks

Saturday, February 11th, 10am-4pm

Location: Dodd Hall room 147, UCLA Campus

Free and Open to the Public

10am: Registration

10:15-10:25: Welcome and Announcements

  • Claudia Peña, Repair
  • Christine Littleton, UCLA School of Law

10:30am-12:15pm: Plenary

“Policing, Deportations, and Incarceration: Assessing the Landscape and Preparing for the Next Four Years”

  • Chair, Claudia Peña, Repair
  • Angeles Zaragoza, County of Los Angeles Alternate Public Defender
  • Janaya Khan, Black Lives Matter activist
  • Thomas Saenz, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)
  • Priscilla Ocen, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

12:15-1- Lunch Break (Outside of Dodd Hall)

1-2:15 Roundtable

“Sexual Exploitation, Sex Trafficking, and the Criminal Justice System”

  • Chair, Christine Littleton, UCLA School of Law
  • Christine Stark, indigenous activist, artist and author
  • Zhaleh Boyd, Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE)
  • Beth Ribet, Repair

2:30-4: Plenary

“Delineating the Harm: Traumatic Consequences of Policing and Mass Incarceration”

  • Chair, Elyn Saks, USC Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics
  • Ameena Ahmed, Physicians for Human Rights
  • Lorraine Bonner, Repair
  • Cecilia Chung, Transgender Law Center
  • Deborah Dorfman, Center for Public Representation