Forum

Levin College Forum

The Abolition of Civil Slavery in the Age of the “New Jim Crow”: Reclaiming Dignity & Restoring Rights for & by Ex-Prisoners, Featuring Michael Leo Owens

Thursday, February 8, 2018
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
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About this Event

Michael Leo Owens is a scholar of urban politics; state and local politics; political penology; governance and public policy processes; religion and politics; and African American politics. Author of God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America (University of Chicago Press, 2007), his current book project is Prisoners of Democracy, a study of the politics, policies, and attitudes that diminish the citizenship of felons in the United States. Former chair of the governing board of the Urban Affairs Association (2013-2015), Owens serves on the boards of directors and advisory boards of Prison Policy Initiative, the Georgia Justice Project, and Foreverfamily, as well as the editorial boards of the Journal of Urban Affairs and Politics & Religion. Owens also holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of African American Studies and Religion.

Agenda
4:00pm–4:05pm    Welcome and Introduction
Roland V. Anglin, Ph.D., Dean, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
 
4:05pm–4:30pm Keynote Address
Michael Leo Owens, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Emory University
 
4:30pm–5:30pm Discussion and Question & Answers
Moderator: Megan Hatch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Thomas Bynum, Ph.D., Director and Associate Professor, Black Studies Program, Cleveland State University
Ronnie Dunn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University