Structural Violence - Closing Rikers and Ending the Drug War

Room: 
1.76
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 3: 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Abstract: 
Structural violence --- the increased death rates among the poor, as compared with the wealthy -- kills far more people than all the forms of behavioral violence put together, from homicide and suicide to war and genocide. As Gandhi said, "the deadliest form of violence is poverty." This panel will explore the political, social scientific and moral/spiritual traditions that explain the causes of structural violence and develop social movements that will dramatically lower these "non-natural," excess and avoidable deaths and violence including movements to close down the Rikers Island prison complex and ending the drug war.
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
James
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Vrettos
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
John Jay College
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
James
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Gilligan
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
New York University - Professor of Psychiatry
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Carl
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Hart
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Columbia University - Chair Psychology Department
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Bandy
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Lee
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Psychiatry - Yale University
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
James
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Vrettos
 

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