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11th Annual Summit on Justice & Disparities

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Registration, located in the lobby area.

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Exhibits Booths & Resources- "Suspended: Systemic Oppression in our Schools", developed by the African American Museum of Iowa. Other exhibits from various organizations,  Plenary Area

8:00 AM - 9:10 AM Breakfast & Summit Opening:

Iowa's Juvenile Justice Task Force Recommendations and Game Changing Diversion Program Chad Jensen, Director of Juvenile Court Services, Iowa Supreme Court

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM  Morning Plenary Power Panel:

The State of Justice in Iowa

Moderator: Paxton Williams, President, Iowa National Bar Association

Panelists:  Richard D. Westphal, United States Attorney, Department of Justice, Jeff Wright, State Public Defender, Kameron Middlebrooks, Reform Alliance, Kimberly Graham, Polk County Prosecutor, Department of Corrections and Steve Michael, Division Administrator, Department of Human Rights, Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP)

10:25 AM - 11:15 AM Session One Workshops & Power Panels

11:20 AM - 12:10 PM Session Two Workshops & Power Panels

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon & Summit  Keynote:

Dr. Yusef Salaam, Prison Reform Activist and Member of the Exonerated Five

1:30 PM - 2:25 PM Afternoon Plenary Power Panel:

How School Districts Can Disrupt the School to Prison Pipeline 

Moderator: Victoria Henderson-Weber

Panelist:   Superintendents Dr. Ian Roberts of Des Moines, Dr. Eric Pruitt of Ankeny and Dr. Julious Lawson of Ames

2:25 PM - 2:35 PM Summit Refreshment Break

2:35 PM - 3:30 PM Session Three Workshops & Power Panels

3:35 PM - 4:30 PM Closing Keynote & Final Charge : 

History and The New Course for Affirmative Action

Professors Eric Berger and Danielle Jefferis of the University of Nebraska Law School  

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