Friday, October 11, 2013

School of Natural & Social Sciences Fall 2013 Lecture Series

The 8th Annual John Howard Lecture on Law and Society

Collateral Damage: Families of the Incarcerated

John Howard, Ph.D., J.D.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Purchase College

Tuesday, October 15th
"When a parent goes to prison---it is never alone--the children go with them." This observation by the Children's Justice Alliance is particularly true in New York where 180,000 minors, about half in New York City, have a parent who is or has been incarcerated. The 8th annual John Howard Lecture on Law and Justice will feature a documentary film made by Purchase College Film School graduate, Juan Galindo, entitled Collateral Damage: Families of the Incarcerated, looking at Hour Children, an organization in New York City that works with women recently released from prison and their children, seeking to provide a program that enhances their chances of survival as functioning families. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include Sister Teresa Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Hour Children and Dominique Clifford, recently reunited with her daughter after a term of imprisonment. 

Date: Tuesday, October 15th 
Location: Natural Sciences Building – Room 1001
Time: Lectures begin at 7pm
Admission is free and open to the public.

The Fall 2013 School of Natural and Social Sciences Lecture Series is sponsored in part by the 
Friends of Natural and Social Sciences.

Please note that the Natural Sciences Building is wheel chair accessible through the rear entrance only.
For more information please contact the School of Natural and Social Sciences at 914-251-6631 or visit

Upcoming NSS Lectures
Wednesday, November 20th
Mediation of the Foraging Behavior, Spatial Distribution and Ecological Influence of Sea Otters
and Shorebirds by Harmful Algal Blooms
Rikk G. Kvitek
Sigma Xi Lecturer and Professor, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)

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