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Advancing New Models in Community Violence Prevention + Restorative Justice
In affiliation with the Justice in Justice exhibition, join first-generation Studios on the Park artist and board member, Henry A. J. Ramos, Paso Robles Police Chief Ty Lewis, and other civic leaders in a community conversation on important justice issues affecting our homes, our neighborhoods, and our larger community. Building on issues covered in his new book, Democracy & The Next American Economy, Ramos will be joined in discussion by Chief Lewis and other leading experts focusing on the prospects for advancing new models in violence prevention and restorative justice. Discussants will examine opportunities to reduce community violence, discourage repeat offenses, and lower tax payer expense through alternative sentencing and punishments for all but the most dangerous criminals--including intensive community service, education, and victim reconciliation efforts. Panelists will also discuss the issues in the context of what is at stake for our larger society and economy looking to the future ahead. Books will be available for purchase with an autographed dedication by the author.
Henry A. J. Ramos, Author/Moderator
Henry A. J. Ramos is Principal of Mauer Kunst Consulting, a private research and advising firm working with social investors and public interest nonprofit groups. He is past President and CEO of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, one of the nation’s leading applied research centers on issues of economic mobility and justice. Prior to the Insight Center, Ramos served on the program staffs of the Ford Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation and the Levi Strauss Foundation. Ramos has served on many leading nonprofit and public boards over the years including those of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy and the Women’s Foundation of California. He has also served as an appointed member of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Ramos, a California native, received a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Juris Doctorate from UC Berkeley Law School.
Leola Dublin Macmillan
Dr. Leola Dublin Macmillan is a critical cultural scholar, essayist and social justice warrior. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Washington State University. Her scholarly production includes work on adolescent identity development in marginalized girls, the representation of women and girls in American visual culture, and how difference (in race/class/gender/sexual orientation/(dis)ability) is understood within US contexts.
Dr. Macmillan serves on the board of Just Communities Central Coast, is on the steering committee of RACE Matters SLO County, and is a member of the SLO Police Department’s Police And Community Together (PACT) community group. She has taught as a Lecturer at Cal Poly for the Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies departments.
Dr. Macmillan currently works as a consultant, providing diversity training, grant writing, strategic planning, and editorial services for her clients.
Fred Bull Chaney
Fred 'Bull' Chaney is executive director of Gatehelp, Inc.-affiliated with Gryphon Society Sober Living Homes, a restorative facility and program that helps troubled, traumatized, and addicted individuals to regain their health, their hope, their purpose, and their connectedness to the larger community and nature. He is a lifelong professional social and health services provider, an influential advocate on behalf of healing through culture and the arts, and a recovering drug abuser and offender.
The City of Paso Robles announced the appointment of Ty Lewis as Police Chief, effective July 15, 2018. Commander Ty Lewis started with the City as a Police Officer in 2002, after having served as an Officer in both Porterville and Bakersfield. Ty was promoted to Police Sergeant in 2005, to provisional Police Lieutenant in 2007, and received a regular Police Lieutenant appointment in 2008. The classification was re-titled to Commander this year. Ty has served with distinction in all of these roles. Commander Lewis lives in Atascadero with his wife Sarah and their three daughters. In accepting the offer, Commander Lewis said, “I am honored and humbled to serve as Paso Robles’ next Chief of Police. I look forward to helping make Paso Robles the safest community, with the most trusted police department anywhere.”
Free Event but requires registration!
Date and Time:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 5:00pm
Studios on the Park
1130 Pine Street