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2nd Annual Breaking the Pipeline Symposium

February 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


pipleline9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law
Learn how recent and upcoming legislative reforms impact the trend of pushing out vulnerable students from school.

This symposium comes in the aftermath of a report issued by the law school’s Public Policy Clinic,  “From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah,” in which researchers found that school disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact students of color and students with disabilities enrolled in the state’s public education system.

More information and registration is available at www.raciallyjustutah.org.

$16 registration fee. Discounts available. Email raciallyjustutah@gmail.com with questions.

Symposium Agenda

•    9:00-9:30 a.m. – Check in and breakfast
•    9:40-10:40a.m. – Keynote TBA
•    10:45-11:00 a.m. – Introduction to STPP -Kathy Abarca, Coordinator of Racially Just Utah
•    11:05-11:25 a.m. – Legislative landscape District 23 -Representative Sandra Hollins
•    11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Student Panel -Lamar Spotted Elk Student Support Specialist at Salt Lake School District moderating
•    12:15-1:00 p.m. – Networking Lunch
•     12:40-1:00 p.m. – Juvenile Justice Report Presentation and Q&A in Moot Court Room.
•    1:05-1:50 p.m. – Community organizing and upcoming juvenile justice reforms -Anna Thomas, Strategic Communications Manager at ACLU of Utah
•    1:55-3:00 p.m. – Restorative Justice Session -Jen Malloy, PhD Candidate and Caroline Ross, Senior Associate at Sorenson Impact Center
•    3:10-4:00 p.m. – Trauma and the STPP -Nubia Pena, JD,  Attorney at Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys and Advocacy and Prevention Training Specialist at UCASA
•    4:05-5:00 p.m. – Restorative Justice style discussion circles for people to discuss and come up with creative solutions to STPP.


Free parking is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium. We encourage you to use public transportation to our events. Take TRAX University line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north. For other public transit options use UTA’s Trip Planner. The law school is on the Red Route for the University’s free campus shuttles (College of Law stop).


February 11, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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