Community Justice Project News
Professor Levy-Pounds writes about the Public Education-reform debate and Institutional Racism in MinnPost
Prof. Levy-Pounds writes of public education-reform and the issues that children of color experience within the system.
Dr Artika Tyner: “NCMR 2013: A Journey of Exploration and Learning”
Dr. Tyner writes about her experience at the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform.
The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice receives 2013 UST Mission Award
Congratulations to our CJP students on living the UST mission.
Parent Voices Talk Radio covers How Are The Children? Part VI: Re-Imagining Public Education
Parent Voices Talk Radio covers How Are The Children? Part VI: Re-Imagining Public Education, a symposium created by the Community Justice Project, that's in its sixth year.
Dollars and Sense: The Case for Prison Phone Justice by Dr. Tyner, Natalie Peterson, and Shannon West
Dr. Artika Tyner, Natalie Peterson, and Shannon West of the Community Justice Project write an article in Insight News about their work for Prison Phone Justice.
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds writes for the MinnPost Community Voices section about the plight of young black men in Minnesota
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds of the Community Justice Project writes for the MinnPost about the plight of young black men in Minnesota. "Minnesota’s long-standing reputation as a progressive state may very well be in jeopardy. A look at the statistics surrounding the quality of life for young African-American men point to a picture that is bleak and difficult to ignore. These young men represent fewer than 5 percent of our state population, but are more than 35 percent of our state prison population. They are more likely to have contacts with police and probation officers than college recruiters and job interviewers. They are also more likely to live in prison housing than on college campuses in our state. This has to change."
A presentation by Dr. Tyner inspires Central High School students to action
A presentation by Dr. Tyner entitled Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline: Research and Recommendations for Creating New Pipelines to Success Workshop on November 8, 2012 inspires Central High School students to action. In the presentation, Dr. Tyner addressed equity issues underlying the disproportionate representation of students of color, in particular African American students, in school disciplinary proceedings and juvenile detention.
Registration now open for How Are The Children? Part VI, Re-Imagining Public Education in Minnesota
In recent years, much attention has been paid to the growing disparities in public education between white children and children of color in our state. For example, according to the Minnesota Department of Education, African American male students lag 30 percentage points or more behind their white counterparts in reading and math proficiency. Students of color are also more likely to be suspended and expelled than their white counterparts. Evidence suggests that numerous factors contribute to these disparities and threaten the future viability of our state, if not addressed with a sense of urgency. Come and learn about ways in which teachers, parents, lawyers, policy makers, community members, and nonprofits, can work collaboratively and proactively to strengthen educational outcomes for all children in Minnesota and transform a crisis into an opportunity for change.
Highlighting the Prison Phone Justice Campaign
The work of the Prison Phone Justice team of the Community Justice Project is featured in the UST Newsroom - Professional Notes for December 20, 2012.
Congratulations to Dr. Tyner 2013 Honoree of the Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar
For the seventh year, the Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar Award Committee a part of the PROCEED Foundation has produced this calendar to showcase the accomplishments of African Americans with roots in Minnesota. The Committee will be recognizing twelve individuals for letting their voices be heard for the shaping of future plans for our community and state. These individuals represent various sources of informational and educational practices to enlighten and inspire others to improve our society. This year’s theme, “Vanguards of Our Legacies” recognizes the honorees’ contributions for setting the tone and facilitating the message for the expectations, hopes and dreams for citizens of African descent as well as for all Minnesotans.
Support Brotherhood Inc. on 2012 Give To The Max Day
Show your support for the Community Justice Project's cherished organization. Brotherhood, Inc's mission is to enable African-American youths and young adults to envision and achieve successful futures.
Check out a promotional video for Brotherhood Inc. for 2012 Give To The Max Day: