June 14, 2019

Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum

Join the Center for Urban Education from July 18 to July 20 for their 2019 Summer Educator Forum.


The Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) is a professional learning experience for education professionals, including pre- and practicing educators in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region, that focuses on Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Act 48 credits are available.

During this intensive forum, participants from PreK-12 from all subject areas will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the topic, while experiencing a series of workshops and keynote speakers, including Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: The Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.


Registration is required; fees vary.

To register, visit the CUESEF event page.

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To learn more and see the forum schedule, visit the Center for Urban Education website.

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March 1, 2019

Restorative Justice Practices

A+ Schools, Carlow University’s Education Department, and Trying Together are pleased to present, “Restorative Justice Practices: Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline” on Thursday, March 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Arsenal Middle School.


A long-time social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, writer, professor, and scholar with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge, keynote speaker, Dr. Fania E. Davis is considered a leading national voice. Dr. Davis will share her personal journey to restorative justice. Attendees will also hear her presentation on what restorative justice is, how it differs from other forms of justice, and its history. Dr. Davis will also share the way it is being used in Oakland, California’s schools and juvenile justice system.

The evening will conclude with a panel discussion between Dr. Davis and Mr. John Wetzel, Secretary, PA Department of Corrections. During Mr. Wetzel’s tenure an elimination of a 24-year average growth of 1,500 inmates per year occurred presiding over the first population reduction in PA in more than four decades. With more than 29 years of experience in the corrections field, Mr. Wetzel has been selected as chair of the Council of State Government’s Justice Center’s Executive Board and Vice President of ASCA. 


Get more information and register for this event.