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Taylor Symposium

27th Joseph T. Taylor Symposium 

Mass Incarceration and the Destruction of Community: Beyond the Post-Racial Myth

Thursday, February 25, 2016
  IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.
  Theater (lower) Level
  8:45 am - 2:00 pm

The 2016 symposium is presented by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI in partnership with the Department of Sociology.

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The Joseph T. Taylor Symposium honors Dr. Taylor for his many contributions to the university and the community by hosting informed discussion on issues of interest in urban America, particularly among communities of color. The Joseph T. Taylor Symposium is offered in celebration of all Dr. Taylor stood for during his lifetime and stands as a lasting legacy to his vision and life work

Mass Incarceration and the Destruction of Community: Beyond the Post-Racial Myth

As inequality widens and opportunities narrow for the bottom 90 percent of the American population, the disenfranchised face mass incarceration and social isolation. In a nation where nearly 25 percent of the world’s prisoners reside, can we still continue to be the land of the free? The American dream is increasingly at risk and is becoming unattainable for many hard-working people. What can be done to break this pattern and create opportunity, particularly for African Americans?

Videos from the 2016 Joseph T. Taylor Symposium

The Post Racial Myth

Fatal Encounters: Racial Bias in Shootings by Police

Impact of Incarceration on Families & Children

Joseph T Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards