Past Events

Meeting public safety challenges 
with socially just solutions.

Meeting public safety challenges
with socially just solutions.

  • Kids for Cash Movie Screening & Panel & Discussion (+)

    Thursday, December 12, 2013
    4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Chicago Campus, 15th Floor


    Join the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice for a pre-release screening of Kids for Cash sponsored by Active Voice, the MacArthur Foundation,and SenArt.

    Free admission, RSVP requrired at

    Panel discussion to follow, featuring Robert May, Director and Producer of Kids for Cash, and local experts discussing how the film relates to ongoing juvenile justice reform efforts here in Illinois. Panelists include: Marsha Levick, Julie Biehl, Amanda Klonsky and Angela Sedeno.

    Kids for Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, Kids for Cash exposes a shocking American secret. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town celebrates a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line…until one parent dares to question the motives behind his brand of justice.

  • Education for Liberation¬† (+)

    Thursday, May 23, 2013
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall




    Education for Liberation is a brown bag lunch program co-sponsored by the Chicago Freedom School and the Adler School of Professional Psychology. This program will feature Dr. Kristin Atkinson, who will share findings and implications from her recent research project, Education for Liberation.

    Education for Liberation was a participatory research project of the Chicago Freedom School's Freedom Fellowship program, which provides a comprehensive education and training experience with Chicago youth of color to develop their own unique voice, power and ability to impact and effect social change in their lives and in their communities.

    Please RSVP by May 20th to Kat Ryan  to confirm your attendance. Any questions, please call Kat or Lindsay at 312-435-1201 or email to


  • Healing Trauma Practical Tools and Approaches (+)

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, 15th floor


    IPSSJ is joining with Wisdom Exchange to bring a 2-day opportunity to learn about The Sanctuary Model.  It will be free for the Adler School community members.

    Please join us to learn about practical tools and approaches in the journey of healing trauma in individuals, families, organizations and communities. Each day there is a different focus:

    • Monday, April 22, 2013: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., Introduction to The Sanctuary Model®
    • Tuesday, April 23, 2013: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Introduction to the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter around Healing Trauma.

    Introduction to the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter around Healing Trauma will explore what it takes to heal trauma in community as we seek to move beyond being 'trauma informed' to promote safety, peace and well being.  We will have the opportunity to experience how participatory methods - such as world cafe, circle, and story telling - promote personal and collective compassion and sense of hope while re-weaving connections in communities.   

    What are the most important conversations we need to have about healing and trauma at this time?

    Join Hosts Nancy Fritsche Eagan, Dave Ellis of Three E Consulting, Renee Jackson of The Next Generation of Leaders and Lina Cramer of Wisdom Exchange as deepen our individual and collective capacity to promote healing and well-being.

    To register, click here.

    Lina Cramer

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