School-to-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country: Symposium and Town Hall
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
Armstrong Hall – The Great Hall
1100 S. McAllister Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Kenneth Standard, General Counsel Emeritus of Epstein Becker Green and Of Counsel in its Labor and Employment practice, will speak at "School-to-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country." Mr. Standard serves on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association (ABA), which is a co-sponsor of this symposium and town hall event.
The “School-to-Prison Pipeline” has been a crucial concern of parents, educators, tribal leaders, ministers, civil rights activists, lawyers and youth advocates for a number of years. Recently, it has become a major concern of the general public across our country due in large part to the spiraling statistics and the negative impact on children of color. Some advocates have defined the problem as a systematic way of syphoning children out of public schools and funneling them into the juvenile and criminal justice system. In fact, many civil rights lawyers regard the journey from “School-to-Prison Pipeline” as the most critical civil rights issue facing our country today.
The one day event will feature panel discussions, a keynote speaker, and a town hall. The symposium and town hall will bring together individuals to discuss pipeline concerns, experts who have developed successful programs and projects across the country to address pipeline issues, and individuals and organizations from diverse backgrounds who are working toward solutions to this issue. This symposium and town hall is currently the only American Bar Association sponsored event to focus exclusively on the “School-to-Prison Pipeline” in Indian Country.
For more information and details about a live webcast of the event, visit ASUCollegeofLaw.com.