Belonging: The Challenges of Reentry


Friday, September 28, 2018, 1:30pm to 8:00pm


Barker Center, Thompson Room

Conference purpose: The purpose of this conference is to learn more about the experiences of returning citizens navigating society after being incarcerated, by creating a conversation where philosophers, activists, and members of affected communities discuss mass incarceration and the challenges of offender reentry.

This conference will be live-streamed. Details will be available on our Facebook page at:


1:30 Opening Remarks by Danielle Allen


1:50 Panel 1:

Tommie Shelby

Imani Perry

La Dray Gilbert

Jerry Short

Christopher Conway

Chair: Kaia Stern


3:20 Break


3:50 Panel 2:

Rima Vesely-Flad

Tommy Curry

Nathaniel Pollock

Angel Sanchez

Lawrence Justice Jr.

Chair: Elizabeth Hinton


5:20 Closing Remarks by Nathaniel Pollock Jr.


6:00-8:00 Reception at the Kresge Room