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John Roll speaks on Health Issues and Incarceration at March 29 Common Reading Lecture

Pullman, Wash. — The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts John Roll to discuss “Health Issues and Incarceration” at 4 p.m. on March 29 in Todd 130. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Roll is a professor and senior vice chancellor at the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane. He is the founding director of the WSU Program of Excellence in the Addictions and the Co-Director of the WSU Translational Addiction Research Center. » More …

Acclaimed social-justice activist, “Just Mercy” author Bryan Stevenson delivers WSU Common Reading Invited Lecture Dec. 1

PULLMAN, Wash. — Executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” Bryan Stevenson will deliver the ninth annual Common Reading Invited Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Beasley Coliseum on the Washington State University campus. The public is welcome at the free address, which will be followed by a book signing. » More …

Schools, Youth, and the Criminal (In)Justice System

Pullman, Wash.- The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts a lecture by John Lupinacci at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 17 in Todd 116.  The event is free and open to the public.

The session will accompany this overview of youth in prisons by posing questions for audience participants to discuss.  Often such presentations can leave us feeling powerless; however, this session will culminate by providing audience participants with opportunities to connect with regional and national efforts to reform and/or abolish the systemic incarceration of youth through the school-to-prison pipeline. » More …

“The Current Evolution of Law Enforcement” presented by Pullman and WSU police chiefs at WSU Common Reading Event, Oct. 21

Pullman, Wash. – Pullman Chief of Police Gary Jenkins and Washington State University Chief of Police Bill Gardner will present “The Current Evolution of Law Enforcement” on Wed., Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) room 203. The public is welcome at this free event hosted by the Common Reading Program. » More …