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Date and Time

Past Event


Mondale Hall, Room 25

Thank you for joining the Robina Institute on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, for "We Are All Criminals, an In Conversation with Emily Baxter." View a recording of the event below.

Emily Baxter presented the We Are All Criminals project and discussed some of the key points and observations about challenging society’s perceptions of what it means to be a criminal. She shared stories of individuals who have been left behind because of their record and stories of those who have had the luxury of forgetting prior criminal behavior that never resulted in them obtaining criminal records. She also discussed the existence and impact of racial disparities in the justice system and how those disparities reflect in criminal records, as well a public policy and collateral consequences related to criminal record. Professor Perry Moriearty moderated the event, and we heard from Richard McLemore II (Director of Employment and Housing, Ujamaa Place), and Assistant Professor Ebony Ruhland (University of Cincinnati) about the impact of having a criminal record and how the number of conditions and structures of probation may be causing barriers for individuals.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Two elimination of bias CLE credits were approved by the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education office. Event Code: 254126.


Speakers & Moderators

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Richard McLemore II
Director of Employment and Housing, Ujamaa Place
Ebony Ruhland
Associate Professor, Rutgers University Newark; Former Research Director, Robina Institute



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