CUESEF 2019: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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Held July 18-20, 2019

Thank you to all who joined us at CUESEF 2019! Recorded sessions are available on YouTube.

About CUESEF 2019

This forum was a professional learning experience for education professionals (pre- and practicing educators) in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region that focuses on Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. During this intensive forum, participants from PreK-12 from all subject areas deepened their knowledge and understanding of the topic, while experiencing keynote speakers (featuring Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: The Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness), and a series of workshops.

Meet the Speakers

Keynote speaker: Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: The Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander brings audiences profoundly necessary and meaningful insights on the practice of mass incarceration that plagues the U.S. justice system, as well as eye-opening conversation on how we can end racial caste in America.

In her acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle peels back the curtain on systemic racism in the American prison system, which the New York Review of Books described as “striking in the intelligence of her ideas, her powers of summary, and the force of her writing.” With equal force and candor on stage, she breaks the silence about racial injustice in the modern legal system to reveal how mass incarceration has come to replace segregation.

Michelle, a legal scholar, social justice advocate, columnist at The New York Times and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, explores the myths surrounding our criminal justice system from a racial and ethical standpoint, and offers solutions for combating this epidemic. Delivering an emphatic wake-up call from the “colorblind slumber” that our country has fallen under, she leaves audiences with a new perspective on the challenges facing the civil rights community and a rousing call-to-action for a multi-racial, multi-ethnic human rights movement for justice in America.

Additional Speakers:

  • Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
  • Marc Lamont Hill
  • Carla Shedd
  • Kempis "Ghani" Songster
  • David Stovall
  • Mariame Kaba
  • Judith Browne Dianis
  • Rasheed Jihad
  • John Pace
  • Kahlil Darden