The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring the 2018 Spring Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference: “Urgency for Equity: Focusing on Youth-Serving Institutions.”
The conference, hosted by The Johnson County Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee and the City of Iowa City Human Rights and Equity Department, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, located at 1220 1st Ave., in Coralville. This conference will focus on promising practices and programs that reduce inequities in youth-serving institutions.
Two nationally renowned speakers, Dr. Monique W. Morris, cofounder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute and the author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century and Push Out: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, and Dr. Michael Benitez Jr., will keynote the conference.
The goal of the conference is to provide a space to discuss new information and opportunities, as well as challenge institutions and organizations to make evidence-based decisions, and to implement and monitor change to reduce the number of youth of color in their systems. Register online at Eventbrite.