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Sara Mayeux

Upcoming Event: Conference on Attica, 40 Years Later

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Doug Berman notes an upcoming conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising:

40 Years After the Attica Uprising:
Looking Back, Moving Forward

University at Buffalo Law School, The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy
Monday, September 12 & Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The first panel looks especially interesting, as it will bring together many who were there in 1971:

Looking Back: The Attica Uprising and Aftermath

Scholars of the Attica Uprising and individuals with first-hand experiences of the Uprising and its impact will recall the events leading up to the Uprising, reconstruct the historical timeline, specifically discuss their role in the events that followed the Uprising, and discuss the significance of those events to prisoners, corrections, and to communities four decades later.

Malcolm Bell, Former Special Assistant Attorney General (NYS Attica Investigation)
Arthur O. Eve, Former NYS Assemblyman & Negotiator/Observer
Melvin Marshall, 1971 Attica Inmate
Dee Quinn Miller, Director, Forgotten Victims of Attica
Herman Schwartz, Professor of Law, American University and Negotiator/Observer
Michael Smith, Attica CO in 1971 and Hostage
Heather Ann Thompson, Professor of History, Temple University
Teresa A. Miller, Professor of Law, University at Buffalo (moderator)

Other panels will include a wide range of academics, lawmakers, prison officials, and lawyers. The full schedule and registration is here.

Written by sara

August 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm

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