Crime and Consequence: The Impact of Criminalization

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University of North Carolina School of Law
March 3, 2001

The 5th Annual Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity will examine the criminalization of certain types of conduct--Domestic Violence, Immigration, Prostitution, and Drug Law--and its impact on individuals, families and communities. See below for a tentative schedule. As more details of this year's conference are known, we will post them on this website.

Organized by the Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity. Additional support provided by: Carolina Women's Center, Child Action, Domestic Violence Advocacy Project (DVAP), Feminist Action Initiative, Immigrants Outreach Project, Public Interest Law Foundation, Women in Law

Registration

For registration information, please email one of the co-chairs or call Brandi Brown at 919.918.7643. Registration is available from 8:30-9:00 a.m. on the day of the conference.
The Conference provides 6.25 hours of CLE Credit.

Registration Fees:

  • Students $5
  • Non-Students $25
  • CLE registration fee is $75.00

Schedule

8:30-9:00

Registration, Breakfast and Community Resource Fair

9:00-9:15

Welcoming RemarksWinston Crisp, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, UNC School of Law

9:15-10:00

Keynote Address
Jonathan Simon, Professor of Law, University of Miami, author of Governing Through Crime

10:15-12:00

Panel
From Social Justice to Penal Justice: The Impact of Criminalizing Drugs, Domestic Violence, Prostitution, and Immigration and Its Consequences for the Poor, Minorities, and Women

  • Moderator: Ann Hubbard, Professor of Law, University of North Carolina
  • Donna Coker, Professor of Law, University of Miami
  • Manuel Vargas, Criminal Defense Immigration Project, NY State Defenders Association
  • Holly Flowers, Sex Rights Activist and Attorney
  • Nkechi Taifa, Professor, Howard School of Law

12:00-1:00

Lunch and Community Resources Fair

1:00-12:00

Breakout Session I

The War on Drugs: Public Safety of Social Control?

  • Kevin Zeese, Common Sense for Drug Policy, Washington, D.C.
  • Nkechi Taifa, Professor, Howard School of Law

Domestic Violence and Criminal Response: Defining the Identity of a Movement

  • Donna Coker, Professor of Law, University of Miami
  • Zanita Fenton, Assistant Professor of Law, Wayne State University
  • Deborah Weissman, Associate Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Programs, University of North Carolina

Policing Pregnancy: The Criminal Implications of Prenatal Drug Use

  • Wyndi Anderson, South Carolina Advocates for Pregnant Women

Zoning Out: Public Space Ordinances and the Gendering and Racialization of the American Metropolis

  • Lisa Sanchez, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Illinois

Juvenile Justice or Injustice?

  • Marsha Morey, Juvenile Court Judge, Durham County, North Carolina
  • Margaret Lambdin, MSW, Council for Accreditation for Behavioral Health Care, Community Support, and Education Services, Kentucky
  • Robert Listenbee, Esq., Office of the Public Defender, Philadelphia

2:15-3:15

Breakout Session II

Immigration Consequences of Convictions

  • Manuel Vargas, Criminal Defense Immigration Project, NY State Defenders Association
  • Hiroshi Motomura, Professor of Law at the University of Colorado and Visiting Professor of Law, University of North Carolina

Reconsidering the Criminalization of Prostitution

  • Holly Flowers, Sex Rights Activist and Attorney
  • Carol Leigh, Sex-Workers Rights Activist, San Fransisco
  • Lisa Sanchez, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Illinois

The Impact of Criminalization on Children and Families

  • Marsha Weissman, Center on Community Alternatives, New York

Political Punishment for Criminal Behavior: The Strange History of Felon Disenfranchisement

  • Alex Keyssar, Professor of Public Policy Studies and History, Duke University

The Problem of Disproportionate Minority Incarceration

  • Robert Listenbee, Office of the Public Defender, Philadelphia

3:30-5:00

Panel

Alternatives to Criminalization

  • Zanita Fenton, Assistant Professor of Law, Wayne State University
  • Carol Leigh, Sex-Workers Rights Activist, San Fransisco
  • Hiroshi Motomura, Professor of Law at the University of Colorado and Visiting Professor of Law, University of North Carolina
  • Marsha Weissman, Center on Community Alternatives, New York
  • Kevin Zeese, President, Common Sense for Drug Policy, Washington, DC

Pre-Conference Events

Fear of Crime

  • Joseph E. Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Law, University of North Carolina
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2001 12:00 p.m.
  • Marion Cowell Board Room, UNC School of Law

The War on Drugs
A Frontline Documentary

  • One hour of this four hour documentary will be shown each day on February 26, 27, 28 and March 1 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Rumpus Room (located on third floor, beneath the Rotunda), UNC School of Law

Location

This year's conference will be held at the University of North Carolina School of Social Work. Parking will be available in the McCauley lot by the School of Social Work

Directions to the School of Social Work

Resources on the Web

Prostitution:

Drugs:

Juvenile Justice:

Felon Disenfranchisement:

The 2001 Conference would like to thank the following co-sponsors, businesses, individual donors, faculty, staff, and speakers:

  • The Carolina Women's Center
  • Child Action
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Project (DVAP)
  • Feminist Action Initiative
  • Immigrants Outreach Project
  • Public Interest Law Foundation
  • Women in Law

AND...

  • Bagels on the Hill
  • Cup-a-Joe
  • Fosters
  • Great Harvest Bread Company
  • Harris-Teeter
  • Wellspring Grocery

AND...

  • David Annacarico
  • anonymous
  • Tammy Bouchelle
  • Kanya Bennett
  • Stacy Strohauer
  • Lauren Trustman
  • Lindsay Verity

AND...

  • Dean Winston Crisp
  • Assistant Director for Public Interest Law, Hudson Fuller
  • Professor Ann Hubbard
  • Professor Joe Kennedy
  • Professor Hiroshi Motomura
  • Dean Sylvia Novinsky
  • Professor Deborah Weissman

AND...

Lastly (but hardly leastly), the 2001 Conference would like to recognize the engaging, generous, wonderful speakers who brought this year's Conference to life:

  • Wyndi Anderson
  • Donna Coker
  • Zanita Fenton
  • Holly Flowers
  • Alex Keyssar
  • Margaret Lambdin
  • Carol Leigh
  • Robert Listenbee
  • Judge Marcia Morey
  • Hiroshi Motomura
  • Lisa Sanchez
  • Jonathan Simon
  • Nkechi Taifa
  • Manuel Vargas
  • Deborah Weissman
  • Marsha Weissman
  • Kevin Zeese
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