Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail 10th Annual Spring Symposium, May 3, 2014

The Coloring of Law and Punishment: Exploring the Role of Race, Ethnicity and Class in Incarceration

Saturday, May 3, 8-3PM at Discover Portsmouth

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Through productive dialogue, the symposium will explore the history of law and punishment in our state, the disproportionate incarceration of minorities and the range of social problems associated with incarceration. Presenters will examine the impact of incarceration on communities of color, the generalized criminalization of those communities most affected by poverty and racial discrimination and what a shift from punitive to restorative justice in the way our criminal system addresses crime would look like. 


Opening Address

John Kacavas, United States District of Attorney for the State of New Hampshire
Smarter on Crime: Shifting Federal Prosecution Priorities in New Hampshire.

Keynote Address

Susan Burton, Director & Founder A New Way of Life
The Road to Reentry


Jeff Bolster, Associate Professor University of New Hampshire
The Scholar and the Sailor

Panel Discussion

Law and Punishment
Courtney Marshall, Assistant Professor University of New Hampshire
Brenda Lett, Corrections Councilor
Andrew Smith, State Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator