Philly DA WHUT Screening & Panel
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WHUT - Howard University Television
A FREE community Film Screening and panel discussion of
On Thursday, April beginning at 6:30 PM WHUT will host a FREE ONLINE OVEE community screening and panel discussion of the empowering Independent Lens Film - PHILLY DA
About the Film PHILLY DA
In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a longshot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly D.A. explores over the course of eight episodes the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system.
This OVEE event begins AT 6:30PM on April 15th.
Philly D.A. Episode 1
Doc series goes behind the scenes of the election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney.
- Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad
MODERATOR: Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad is an Associate Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Howard University and is currently teaching Corrections and Criminology. She received her B.S. in Administration of Justice from Rutgers University- New Brunswick Campus and went on to receive her M.S. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice- New York City. Later she received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice, where she specialized in families and communities affected by mass incarceration. Dr. Muhammad's particular area of expertise rests in the lived experiences of children of incarcerated parents. She is currently in the process of founding a non-profit organization to address the dynamic concerns faced by children of the incarcerated, and just signed a publishing contract for children’s books and parenting resources that support those dealing with this issue.
- Joshua Rovner, Senior Advocacy Associate
Joshua Rovner serves as a Senior Advocacy Associate at The Sentencing Project where he manages a portfolio of juvenile justice issues such as: juveniles sentenced to life without parole and racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and a Master of Public Policy from the George Washington University. His work has supported reforms in numerous states through research and testimony. He is the author of several papers and fact sheets for The Sentencing Project, including How Tough on Crime Became Tough on Kids: Prosecuting Teenage Drug Charges in Adult Courts. He has also had opinion pieces in publications such as the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and the Hartford Courant. An expert in child and adolescent well-being, Rovner has worked on juvenile development issues, such as access to primary and mental health care, tobacco prevention, and comprehensive health education. Rovner previously worked at the School-Based Health Alliance, Metro TeenAIDS, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and the Council of the District of Columbia.
- Shameka Stanford
Dr. Shameka Stanford is a Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at Howard University and the Juvenile Forensic Speech-Language Pathologist. She is the first and only Juvenile Forensic SLP in the United States. She received her B.S. in Computer Science/ Computer Information Systems from Shaw University, her M. Ed. in Communication Disorders from North Carolina Central University, and her Ph. D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Howard University. She specializes in Juvenile Forensic Speech-Language Pathology and the impact and confluence of cognitive-communicative disorders on academic success, criminal thinking and behavior, and criminal recidivism in at-risk minority youth. Dr. Stanford is also an American Speech-Language and Hearing Association clinically certified and state licensed speech-language pathologist, a Wrights-Law trained Special Education Advocate, and a Temple University Inside Out Prison Exchange International Instructor. ShapeShameka Stanford, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/L Associate Professor - Communication Sciences & Disorders Juvenile Forensics Speech-Language Pathologist Child Language Disorders Specialist CSD Social Justice Specialist
- Stanley Andrisse, Ph.D, MBA,
Dr. Stanley Andrisse is an endocrinologist scientist and Assistant Professor at the Howard University College of Medicine as well as an affiliate at the Georgetown University Medical Center. He received his B.S., and his M.B.A., from Lindenwood University. Later, Dr. Andrisse received his Ph.D. from Saint Louis University where he was at the top of his class. Upon completing his degree, he was chosen to be a John Hopkins Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow and would later become an Adjunct Professor at the university. He is the recipient of several fellowships such as the American Physiological Society’s Predoctoral Fellowship and the Johns Hopkins University’s Provost Fellowship. Dr. Andrisse’s specializes in diabetes research. Specifically, topics such as insulin signaling, energy metabolism, and mechanisms of insulin resistance and diabetes. Outside of the medical field, Dr. Andrisse is also an advocate for people with criminal convictions. He currently serves as the Executive Director of From Prison Cells to PhD.
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