Apr 10, 2016

Prison industrial complex expert featured at 'Public Health Beyond Borders' conference

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The April 12-13 New Mexico Public Health Association's 2016 annual conference at the Las Cruces Convention Center, Las Cruces, N.M.

Day 1 - Maya Schenwar

8:30 - 9:15 a.m., April 12, 2016, Ballroom 1 & 2

Presentation by Maya Schenwar: "Criminal justice and public health: Vital intersections and transformative opportunities"

Maya Schenwar, journalist, author, and editor-in-chief of Truthout.org, has written about the prison-industrial complex for Truthout, the New York Times, the Guardian, the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Ms. Magazine, Prison Legal News, and others.

She is the recipient of a Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Chi Award and a Lannan Residency Fellowship, both for her writing on prisons. Previous to her work at Truthout, Maya was contributing editor at Punk Planet magazine and served as media coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

She is the author of "Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better," and with Joe Macare, the author of "Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States."

Her presentation will explore the intricate and vital intersections that exist between criminal justice systems and policies and public health and their impact on people and communities – particularly those who are poor and in communities of color. These intersections provide opportunities to find creative and sustainable opportunities for change across the United States. These transformative opportunities will be highlighted in the presentation.

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