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|Mansfield in Action
The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation’s (MISJT) broad mission is to raise awareness of social injustice while engaging in action-oriented projects that lead to progressive social change.
Our specific focus is on dismantling the cradle to prison pipeline. This pipeline is a result of long standing racial, social, economic and political inequalities in America and works to funnel poor children of color toward nihilism and incarceration instead of hope and productive adulthood. Within our current neoliberal economic order in which funding is shifting away from programs that address human need toward private industry, we see a growing list of risk factors that undermine the youths’ life chances.
MISJT at Roosevelt University is committed to programming that will raise awareness of the prison pipeline, the larger political, economic, and racial context and the social change needed in order to help our youth – ALL youth – get on a path toward hope, not incarceration. To this end, the Mansfield Institute is committed to supporting the action-based work of our community partners through research, activism and advocacy.
The Mansfield initiatives listed below address the cradle-to-prison pipeline and include a myriad of collaborative projects within the greater Chicago area
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Murder was the case for six students enrolled in a “special topics” course I taught at Roosevelt University last spring. The task: to humanize “murder,” to report and to tell those stories in a compelling way as written narrative and also using multimedia. The agenda: to hone their journalistic skills and to engage in a transformative learning experience.
Roosevelt University undergraduates Nathan Lustig and Bailey Swinney are the winners of the 2013 Matthew Freeman Social Justice Award.