SB page 1The Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Speakers Bureau is a dynamic and diverse group of speakers, trainers, and facilitators who engage and educate the community about racial disparities and systems’ change. Speakers Bureau members have presented to local, regional, and national audiences including National Conference of State Legislatures (San Francisco), National Organization of Forensic Social Work (New York), Southern Juvenile Defender Summit (New Orleans), North Carolina Bar Association (Charlotte), North Carolina Commission on Administration of Law and Justice, North Carolina Conference of Court Administrators (Kitty Hawk), and Community Building Initiative (Charlotte).

The Speakers Bureau has developed five modules aimed at increasing the community’s understanding of disparities and strategies to address disparate outcomes. These modules are:

  • Race Matters for Juvenile Justice: An Overview
  • National and Local Disproportionality and Disparity Data
  • The School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • Implicit Bias
  • A Brief History of Structural and Racial Exclusion

SP page 2These presentations are offered free to our community members to build awareness and foster dialogue and shared understanding. Please see the RMJJ Calendar below to find the next Speakers Bureau presentation that might interest you:

Defining Race and Measuring Its Impact
CANCELED Due To Inclement Weather
January 18, 2018 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Charlotte Police and Fire Training Academy
1700 Shopton Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217

Implicit Bias Part I
February 15, 2018 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Tyvola Senior Center
2225 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210

Implicit Bias II
March 15, 2018 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Johnson C. Smith University Science Center
100 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216

History of Racial Exclusion
April 19, 2018 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Little Rock AME Zion Church
401 N. McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28204

School to Prison Pipeline
May 17, 2018 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Location: TBA

What is White?
June 21, 2018 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Charlotte Police and Fire Training Academy
1700 Shopton Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217

Presentations are free and all are welcomed.

*The Community Presentation Series will repeat beginning in July 2018.

To find out more about scheduling a speaker for your organization, contact Jerry W. Boyce, Jr. and complete the form below.