On April 8th, Metro State University hosted their eighth annual Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration (URMI) Conference. This year’s conference, entitled The “Sex Offender”: Why Should We Care?, featured a diverse set of presentations dealing with the aftermath of sexual harm, the potential for restorative justice interventions, and the issues with sex offense civil commitment.
Recordings of the morning and afternoon plenary sessions are available below.
- Land and Enslavement Acknowledgement by Dr. Raj, Faculty, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Metro State. >>Starts at 0:00:00 mark
- Keynote Speaker Berma Bushie, Community Holistic Circle Healing, Hollow Water First Nation. Introduction by Dharshini Goonetilleke, Faculty, Human Services Dept, Metro State. >>>Starts at 0:02:55 mark
- Panel Discussion: Individuals Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence with KiloMarie Granda, Shvonne Johnson, and Sofi Shank. Facilitated by Dr. Raj. >>Starts at 1:10:00 mark
- Plenary Session: The Problem with MSOP with Eric Janus, Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Introduction by David Starks, Power in Peace Youth Diversion Case Manager, Face to Face. >>Starts at 2:07:20 mark
- Panel Discussion: Individuals and Families Who Have Experienced Incarceration in MSOP with Sara Brainard, Russell Hatton, Tiffany Minkel, and Daniel Wilson. Facilitated by Derrick Crim, Faculty, Human Services Dept, Metro State. >>Starts at 0:00:00 mark