CHAMPAIGN — The University YMCA kicks off its annual Friday Forum lecture series this week with a talk by Darrell Cannon on police torture in Chicago.
The theme for the fall series is " Rethinking Security: Beyond Mass Incarceration."
All lectures are free and start at noon on Fridays in Lazter Hall at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C.
This semester's Friday Forum, according to the University YMCA, will focus on current issues in incarceration. Speakers will look at the issues on a local, state and national level.
The schedule is as follows.
— Sept. 6. Darrell Cannon: "Jon Burge, Chicago Police Torture and Justice for Survivors."
— Sept. 13. Rebecca Ginsburg: "Teaching on the Inside: Reflections from the Education Justice Project."
— Sept. 20. Mariame Kaba: "Neighborhood Portraits of Juvenile Justice in Chicago."
— Sept. 27. Angela Davis: "Abolishing the Prison-Industrial Complex."
— Oct. 4. Jesse Hoyt: "No More Detention: The Intersection of Incarceration and Immigration."
— Oct. 11. Dana Kaplan: "State Accountability for Treatment of Its Children."
— Oct. 18. Paul Wright: "Prison Profiteering and the Color of Corrections."
— Oct. 25. Erica Meiners: "Ending our Expertise? Feminisms, the 'prison crisis' and abolition."
— Nov. 1. Grace Bauer: "Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice."
— Nov. 8. Barbara Kessel. "Prison Reform and the Three R's: Reading Reduces Recidivism."
Friday Forum is sponsored by the University YMCA, YWCA of the University of Illinois, Jan and Durl Kruse, The Chapel of St. John the Divine, CU Branch of AAUW, League of Women Voters of Champaign County, Kelli Manning, LGBT Resource Center, Champaign County ACLU, Dr. Anne Robin, Wesley United Methodist Church, Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois, Education Justice Project, The Center for Advanced Study, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church, Bruce and Helen Berndt, Vicki McGinness, Department of Landscape Architecture and the student organization resource fee.