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47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

Paper Presenters - Submit your paper to your panel’s moderator by April 3, 2017

Thursday, April 20 • 10:50am - 12:15pm
TH10.50.13 Activist Scholarship Special Session: Mass Incarceration; Public Housing Policy; and Neoliberalism

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Papers in this panel illuminate aspects of mass incarceration - the exclusion of the formerly incarcerated from public housing; the neoliberal criminalization of poverty as a strategy to cleanse the city of low-income Black residents in order to mobilize city space for profit generation, as well as efforts to oppose or prevent it - the linking of local activists to change statewide policies on incarceration; and an "I Am My Brothers Keeper" program in one community.

I Am My Brothers Keeper: Building Assets to Expand Opportunity, Build Community and Stop Violence facing African-American
Jason Reece, Ohio State University; Joshua Bates, Ohio State University; Zach Kenitzer, Ohio State University

Black Lives Do Matter: Racial Justice, Religious Activism and the Fight for Freedom and Survival in Urban Space
Michael R Fisher, Vanderbilt University

Taking it to the Next Level: Linking Urban Communities to Influence State Criminal Justice Policy
Richard Allen Hays, University of Northern Iowa

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avatar for Celetta Williams-Hunter, Holy Names University

Celetta Williams-Hunter, Holy Names University

Graduate Student - Urban Education/Educator, Holy Names University/ Castlemont High School
An urban educator and proud Oakland native, Celetta Williams-Hunter is currently teaching 10th Grade English at her alma mater, Castlemont High School in her East Bay community. Having previously earned a bachelors in Human Development, she has also returned to education as a student... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 10:50am - 12:15pm
Greenway Ballroom-J (2nd Floor)