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5:00 pm

Eyes On Abolition: Speaking of Social Justice

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

We will explore Felon: Poems, by Reginald Dwayne Betts, the 2020 selection for the Dean’s Summer Social Justice Reading Series. Betts, an award-winning author, poet, lawyer, and advocate for criminal justice reform will join us to present an excerpt of the solo show he is developing based on Felon. The work engages with the contemporary moment, mass incarceration, and the challenges of having a complicated conversation about crime, punishment, and sorrow in America.

Reginald Dwayne Betts is an award-winning author, poet, lawyer, and outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform. Betts transformed himself from a sixteen-year old kid sentenced to nine-years in prison to a critically acclaimed writer and graduate of the Yale Law School. His latest collection of poetry, Felon, interrogates and challenges our notions of justice. Longtime New York Times critic, Michiko Kukatani calls Betts’ work both “haunting and harrowing.

This presentation will occur LIVE on the Graduate College of Social Work's Facebook and YouTube page Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:00 - 5:30 pm CST

EYES ON ABOLITION: Speaking of Social Justice with Reginald Dwayne Betts

Date: Tuesday, April 27
Time: 4:00 pm CST
The event will be streamed live via Facebook and Youtube
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If you have a specific question about abolition as a critical framework for change OR a question you'd like to ask our speaker please CLICK HERE to submit your question. All approved questions will be asked dusting the live event.

VIRTUAL VIEWING FAQ

Q: How do I watch the live simulcast on the Graduate College of Social Work’s Facebook page?

A: The Live Simulcast will appear on the college’s main homepage. Once the simulcast begins you will be able to view as well as ask questions in the designated chatbox. Click here for an event reminder.

Q: How do I watch the live simulcast on the Graduate College of Social Work’s Youtube page?

A: The Live Simulcast will appear on the college’s main homepage under “uploads.” Once the simulcast begins you will be able to view the event as well as ask questions in the designated chatbox.

Q. What if I don't follow GCSW Facebook Page?

A: You can still watch the live feed on the GCSW Youtube page and subscribe. By hitting the bell icon on our Youtube page you will receive notifications when the event is live!

Q: Can guests ask/submit questions during the live simulcast?

A: Yes. Guests will be able to ask questions during the live simulcast. Questions will be moderated and shown on screen during the Q & A portion of the simulcast.

Q: Will this live event be available to view after the event?

A: Yes. This event will be archived on the GCSW Youtube page and available under the video section of the GCSW Facebook page.

Should you have additional questions about our three-part virtual events series please email uhgcsw@gmail.com.

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6:00 pm

Perspectives from Havana: Sociologist and Feminist Marta Nuñez (Week 3 of 5)

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Perspectives from Havana in a Year of Covid and Embargo – A Series of Weekly Conversations What has Cuba been like in the past year? What is like now? What have been the major challenges and achievements? Like the rest of the world, Havana and Cuba have just completed the first full year of Covid 19.  It […]

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