Bellarmine Forum 2020-21
Building Transformative Justice Where We Stand
Year after year, the U.S. continues to have the highest incarceration rate and some of the most violent policing in the world. The 2020 Bellarmine Forum theme “Building Transformative Justice Where We Stand” is especially urgent given this ongoing crisis and our country’s need to address violence and harm with alternative and restorative approaches that do not create further violence, oppression, or domination. Multidisciplinary workshops, public events, and lectures will facilitate a deeper understanding of theories of justice and their relationship to perspectives on punishment; assessing critical factors impacting incarceration rates in the U.S. such as race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, indigeneity, ability, and class. Students, faculty, and staff will listen to and engage with leaders and non-profit organizations working to dismantle, build, and transform the world which we share, grounded in transformative possibilities of justice.
Image credit: Sara Martinez, Marymount Institute and Tsehai Publishers