Continue the conversation: Youth and Wellbeing

We are still pondering the questions that were raised during last month’s Forum on Youth and Wellbeing in an Age of Mass Incarceration. If you missed it, you can watch the discussion below and let us know what questions emerge for you, what stands out as calls to actions, what’s missing, and what topics should we … More Continue the conversation: Youth and Wellbeing

Forum on Youth and Wellbeing in an Age of Mass Incarceration

  This month, CPP will host an interactive forum on Youth and Wellbeing in an Age of Mass Incarceration. Participants will include researchers, practitioners, members of the judiciary, funders, educators, and other key stakeholders committed to improving the lives of youth involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. (see below) Details for the Forum … More Forum on Youth and Wellbeing in an Age of Mass Incarceration

Summer Institute: Participatory Methods – Theory and Practice

This summer, CPP Directors Laura Smith, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, and Lalitha Vasudevan will offer a Summer Institute focused on the theory and practice of Participatory Methods. There will be a special focus on youth and wellbeing, and course participants will have the opportunity to explore new methodologies, digital tools, and participatory approaches in community-based research. IND 5199: Participatory Methods: Theory … More Summer Institute: Participatory Methods – Theory and Practice

Podcast of Visionary Activism and #BlackLivesMatter (Audio)

Last month, Vince Warren, the Executive Director for the Center for Constitutional Rights, facilitated a CPP Salon in which he focused on what it means to be a visionary in an era of oppression. He discussed the work of CCR as “movement-based lawyering,” the roles and practices of youth activist initiatives, and the affordances and constraints of … More Podcast of Visionary Activism and #BlackLivesMatter (Audio)

CPP in the News: Spotlight on “Opportunity Gaps for Boys and Young Men of Color”

Last week, Teachers College professor and CPP Co-Director, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, spoke at a meeting of the New York Board of Regents and advocated for New York state to allocate funding to “coordinate a statewide version of President Obama’s 2014 My Brother’s Keeper program,” making New York the first state in the nation to answer the President’s call to … More CPP in the News: Spotlight on “Opportunity Gaps for Boys and Young Men of Color”

CPP in the News: Spotlight on Poverty and Inclusion

CPP Co-Director, Laura Smith, was cited in The Nation for her research on the widespread impact of poverty and social exclusion for communities. Here is an excerpt from the article: In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith noted that central aspects of living in poverty include marginalization from public life and suffering the stigma associated with being … More CPP in the News: Spotlight on Poverty and Inclusion

CPP Cafe: Race dialogue on American campuses (and elsewhere)

Join us Monday, November 16, 2015 for an open conversation in response to the debates and dialogues going on across the nation’s college campuses about race, diversity, belonging, justice, and more. Come prepared to share, to listen, to discuss, and to explore ways for us to move together as a campus community in meaningful and generative … More CPP Cafe: Race dialogue on American campuses (and elsewhere)

New report on the overreach of policing and disciplinary practices: “Black Girls Matter”

In a new report titled, Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced And Underprotected, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw and her co-authors Priscilla Ocen and Jyoti Nanda bring forth the experiences of young African American women facing increased surveillance and overreaching forms of policing and discipline in their daily lives — at school, in their communities, and across the institutions to … More New report on the overreach of policing and disciplinary practices: “Black Girls Matter”

CPP Salon with Prof. Cameron McCarthy [video]

CPP Salons are envisioned as venues in which to discuss a wide range of issues in a relaxed atmosphere. We will be inviting scholars from a variety of disciplinary and experiential backgrounds to share ideas, texts, and artifacts with us in service of sparking generative dialogue and debate. We were thrilled to have Prof. Cameron … More CPP Salon with Prof. Cameron McCarthy [video]