WIRE Youth Development Program
2015 Summer Math & Science Camp
WHO: Kalamazoo County students who have completed grades 2 through 7
WHAT: FREE Summer Math Camp sponsored by the Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations at Western Michigan University
WHEN: Camp dates are July 6- July 31, 2015, Monday through Friday, 9 am until 12 noon. Some Fridays will be field trip days.
WHERE: Camp will be held at the Walker Institute, 1104 Welborn Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49008.
For more information, please contact Gus Calbert at 269-910-9211 or 269-387-2141. Deadline for registration is July 2, 2015.
Kalamazoo Equal Justice Initiative Proposed Actions:
Unequal Justice Data Sources
For a graphic showing incarceration rates of various nations as well as the rates for each of the United States, see http://www.prisonpolicy.org/global/
For more information on racial disparities, see The Sentencing Project. http://www.sentencingproject.org/template/page.cfm?id=122
African American men in Kalamazoo are 5.8 times as likely as white men to become involved with the criminal justice system. Bureau of Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Program for Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, 2012. http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=daa In addition, the rate of involvement of Kalamazoo youth in the Juvenile Justice System is among the highest in the state – especially for African Americans. See http://michigancommitteeonjuvenilejustice.com/
Kaiser Family Foundation, “Distribution of State General Fund Expenditures, 2011 http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/distribution-of-general-fund-spending/
This May Be the Year that Crime Stops Being a Wedge Issue http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/newsdesk/this-may-be-the-year-crime-finally-stops-being-a-wedge-issue-20150330
Enough Is Enough: There’s a New Push to Stop Incarcerating So Many People. Think Progress, March 27, 2015. http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/03/27/3639186/enough-enough-theres-new-push-stop-incarcerating-many-people/
Tim Ready talks with WMUK's Earlene McMichael about Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo [click here to listen]
Is America Dreaming? Understanding Social Mobility by Brookings Fellow Richard Reeves [click here to view]
Tim Ready presents the facts about Unequal Justice: Race, Class and the Criminal Justice System[click here to view]
Transition & Reintegration by Carol Cramer Brooks [click here to view]
Disrupting the Pipeline to Prison Through Prevention by Luchara Wallace [click here to view]
Tim Ready presents Kalamazoo United for Shared Prosperity: Basic Principles and Proposed Strategy to Kalamazoo City Commission [click here]
Tim Ready presents new data on the trends and demography of poverty in Kalamazoo at College of Health and Human Services Poverty Reduction Seminar, February 4, 2014 [click here]