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Presented By: Residential College

Book Talk and Discussion with Dr. Charles Bell, author of Suspended: Punishment, Violence, and the Failure of School Safety

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Thursday, October 21, 2021
6:00pm -7:00pm
East Quadrangle Keene Theater
701 East University, Ann Arbor, 48109


Please join us for an engaging presentation and interactive discussion with Detroit native and Illinois State University Professor Charles Bell. Drawing on his personal life experience and over 150 interviews, Dr. Bell illuminates how carceral-inspired, punitive school-based disciplinary practices harm Black students, disrupt their parents' employment, and violate state and federal laws, demanding that we reimagine our approaches to school safety and discipline.

Charles will have copies of his brand new book, Suspended: Punishment, Violence, and the Failure of School Safety, available at the event, is free and open to the public.

The event is hosted by the Residential College and co-sponsored by the Sociology Department, Educational Studies, the Prison Creative Arts Project, and the Semester in the Detroit program.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Becca Pickus at

We look forward to seeing you there!
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