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13th on the 13th – Film Screening and Panel Discussion

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The NYU Silver School of Social Work invites current NYU students, alumni, and interested community members to a screening of Ava DuVernay’s groundbreaking documentary “13th” with a panel discussion to follow. This event will take place on February 13th in honor of Black History Month. “13th” explores the history of racial inequality in the United States with particular emphasis on the current disproportionate rate at which African-Americans are in contact with the criminal justice system. We are thrilled to welcome to the panel William Frey, Anne Morgan-Mullane and Cory Greene.

About the Speakers:

William R. Frey (he/they) is a doctoral student at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and the coordinator of SAFElab. He has expertise in contextual analysis of social media, ethics of using social media data in research and AI, and the involvement of domain experts in mixed methods research. William’s personal and academic research interests focus on how white people learn to be white—processes of racialization of youth and adults categorized as white—by exploring intra-actions among white people. Moreover, he is interested in the influences of formal and informal educational processes on the learning of overt and covert white supremacist ideologies, including the barriers that may be hindering efforts to create transformational politics in white intimate spaces. [Twitter: @williamfrey]

Cory Greene, Co Founder, Board Member, and Healing Justice Organizer, is a formerly incarcerated co founder and Healing Justice organizer with How Our Lives link Altogether! Cory is currently invested in developing and supporting the development of an inter-generational youth led city-wide Healing Justice Movement.Cory is a 5thyear PhD candidate in the Critical Social Personality Psychology doctoral program at the Graduate Center of the CUNY where his/our research justice efforts engage in Radical Healing, youth community organizing and Human Justice praxis and pedagogy. Lastly, in the spirit of Human Justice, Cory is the community research and training mangers with the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions (CNUS). Cory attributes his work, motivation and success to his son’s existence and ancestors. “I came to H.O.L.L.A! because I needed to gain the courage to love myself and others in a way that dismantles systems of oppression”

Dr. Anna Morgan-Mullane, LCSW-R serves as Vice President of Mental Health Services for Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC). Dr. Morgan-Mullane conducts an extensive training program for MSW interns, licensed social workers, psychiatrists, and art therapists on site of CPNCY that allows everyone to gain critical culturally responsive therapeutic skills needed to support children impacted by parental incarceration. In 2012, Dr. Morgan-Mullane and President and Founder of CPNYC, Sharon Content, successfully established the first outpatient mental health clinic in the United States specifically designed to address the needs of children and adolescents impacted by parental incarceration. Dr. Morgan-Mullane has also developed clinical policies and practice guidelines and launched an evidence-based treatment model which includes the employment of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, complex trauma systems theory, and Mitigation Practices, which are all at the forefront of trauma-informed clinical practices for children of incarcerated parents. With over a decade of clinical practice, Dr. Morgan-Mullane’s work explores the intersection of clinical social work, social policy, and criminal justice. She continues to present her research across the country which focuses on the intergenerational effects of incarceration, the unique psychological factors experienced by children of incarcerated parents, and the causes and effects of mass incarceration. Dr. Morgan-Mullane is also an adjunct lecturer in the NYU Silver School of Social Work where she teaches a course she developed on the intersectionality of criminal justice reform and mental health implications for those impacted by mass incarceration. Dr. Morgan-Mullane recently presented her research at the National NASW conference in Washington D.C., NASW-NYC, third and Fourth Annual CE Conference, and at the Global Prison Conference in South Africa at the University of Johannesburg. Dr. Morgan-Mullane recently published this work in the Clinical Social Work Journal on her research of the efficacy of trauma-informed practice and children of incarcerated parents and started the first Training Institute out of Children of Promise, NYC for licensed practioners to receive CEU clinical hours while participating in the anti-racist training practice employed within the agency’s community-based-model.

About MICS:

The Mass Incarceration Conversation Series (MICS) is a project at the NYU Silver School of Social Work that aims to foster dialogue amongst people impacted by mass incarceration, social workers, clinical practitioners, policy makers, academics, community members, and people working at the various intersections of this critical phenomenon.

The goal of MICS is to create a holistic understanding of mass incarceration that can ultimately inform practice and policy on clinical, micro and macro levels as it pertains to mass incarceration.


Mass Incarcerations Conversation Series (MICS)


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