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    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Social Exclusion Simulation (+)

    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Chicago Campus

    The Social Exclusion Simulation is a group experiential learning tool for increasing understanding of complex systems and how the structural barriers that comprise them work to block access to key rights, resources and opportunities for some members of society, rendering them “socially excluded.”

    2.5 C.E.U.’s will be offered to psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and interested non-psychologists. Please indicate this on your reservation request.

    Participants include students, faculty and staff of the Adler School, members of the greater Chicagoland community, anyone interested in learning more about social exclusion. Participants adopt authentic Chicago-based case histories of formerly incarcerated women and are tasked with re-entering society – finding a place to live, a job, healthcare and other necessities – in the face of structural and systemic barriers.

    Participant outcomes include:

    • An increased understanding of what structural and systemic barriers are and how they work to undermine opportunity and access.
    • Increased appreciation of practical limits of personal responsibility, agency, and choice.
    • Increased motivation to adopt attitudinal and behavioral changes in pursuit of social change.
    • Increased empathy for other marginalized groups.
    • Apprehend the shock and disappointment about roadblocks of re-entry.

    To register and for more information about the Social Exclusion Simulation, contact the Institute on Social Exclusion at

  • Wednesday, October 08, 2014

  • Common Hour: Introduction to Restorative Justice (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    In an era of violence and mass incarceration in Chicago, Restorative Justice is an approach to addressing issues through the healing of communities rather than the punitive measures traditionally employed by the Criminal Justice System. Dr. Elena Quintana, Director of the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice, will be giving an introductory presentation on the philosophy of Restorative Justice and how IPSSJ is using restorative justice to help deter youth from the Criminal Justice System.

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  • Thursday, December 12, 2013

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

    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.

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