Conference Agenda

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017, Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC), 260 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

  • J. Wesley Boyd, Associate Professor in Psychiatry and faculty member in the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School; staff psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA); and founder and co-director, Human Rights and Asylum Clinic at CHA

 

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Righting Wrongs: Lessons learned from one lost life

  • Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor, Harvard University and Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University

 

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break


10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Contract Prisons and Contract Health Care: What do we know?

  • Marc Stern, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health and Former Health Services Director, Washington State Department of Corrections

 

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Life During and After Incarceration: Two personal experiences

  • George Powell, Author and Screenwriter
  • Joli Sparkman, Reentry Coordinator, Bethany House Ministries, Inc.


11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where Rights Meet Reality: Prison health care

  • Joel Thompson, Staff Attorney, Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts and Clinical Instructor, Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project, Harvard Law School

 

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch


1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Achieving Just and Respectful Care for Pregnant Women in Prison

 

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Break


3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Sexuality, Gender Identity, and Sexual Abuse

  • Mik Kinkead, Staff Attorney and Prison Justice Project Director, Sylvia Rivera Law Project
  • Stefanie Rivera, Director of Client Services, Sylvia Rivera Law Project
  • Kathleen Dennehy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, and former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections
  • Andrea Ritchie, Researcher-in-Residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality and Criminalization, Social Justice Institute, Barnard Center for Research on Women

 

5:00 - 6:00p.m.
Networking Reception

 

 

Friday, December 1, 2017, Armenise Building, D-Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Psychiatric Care in U.S. Prisons and Jails: Challenges and opportunities

  • Debra Pinals, Director, Program in Psychiatry, Law, and Ethics, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Medical Director, Behavioral Health and Forensic Programs Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Psychopathological Effects of Solitary Confinement

  • Stuart Grassian, Psychiatrist

Juvenile Solitary Confinement: Still used, still wrong, still dangerous

  • Louis J. Kraus, The Woman's Board Professor of Child Psychiatry; Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; and Director, Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment & Services (AARTS) Program at Rush Medical College



10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Break


10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Health Care Workers in Prisons

  • Marc Stern, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health and Former Health Services Director, Washington State Department of Corrections
  • Deborah Alejandra Popowski, Executive Director, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law
  • J. Wesley Boyd, Associate Professor in Psychiatry and faculty member in the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School; staff psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA); and founder and co-director, Human Rights and Asylum Clinic at CHA

 

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch

 

Transition to Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA


12:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Asylum Seekers in Detention – TMEC 328

  • Robert P. Marlin, Director, Coordinated Care Program for Political Violence Survivors and Attending Physician, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Amanda Hayes, Associate, Fragomen
     

The Social and Spiritual Injustices of Prison – TMEC 306

  • Mika'il DeVeaux, Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work of Hunter College (CUNY)
  • Kaia Stern, Director, Prison Studies Project, Harvard University
     

Getting Beyond Bars: A look at prison reentry – TMEC 250

  • Jenny Phillips, Producer/Director, Beyond the Wall
  • Louie Diaz, substance abuse counselor and re-entry specialist, Middlesex County Sherriff's Office
  • Fred Clay
     

Children and Adolescents in Juvenile Detention – TMEC 209

  • Louis J. Kraus, The Woman's Board Professor of Child Psychiatry; Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; and Director, Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment & Services (AARTS) Program at Rush Medical College

 

2:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Plenary Discussion: Strategies and Next Steps

 

Pre-Conference Event 13th Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 29, 6:15 p.m.

Armenise Building, D-Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA
 

  • Rahsaan D. Hall, Director, Racial Justice Program, American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
  • Elizabeth Hinton, Assistant Professor, Department of History and African American Studies, Harvard University
  • Fatimah Loren Muhammad, Director, Trauma Advocacy Initiative, Equal Justice USA
     
  • Moderated by: Patrick Smith, Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

Conference attendees are encouraged to attend. The screening is free and open to the public, but separate registration is required.
Register for the film screening now!

 

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