National Health Equity Research Webcast Presents, The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Release date: 

May 15, 2014

On June 3, 2014 from 1:30-4:00, the 20th National Health Equity Research Webcast will be streamed live from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This full audience webcast, hosted on UNC’s campus, is an annual interactive, live-streamed symposium that explores the intersection of health, policy, and diversity through expert panel discussions with a question-and-answer segment.

The topic for this year is the School to Prison Pipeline and will feature three 20 minute presentations by nationally renowned speakers: Anthony A. Peguero, assistant professor of Sociology  and research affiliate of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention at Virginia Tech; Thalia González, assistant professor of Politics at Occidental College; Gary Flowers, CEO of Gary Flowers and Associates; and moderated by Christopher Hill, director of the Education and Law Project at the North Carolina Justice Center. The presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the studio and remote audiences.

As a preliminary event, the UNC School of Education will host a screening of the short documentary NC School to Prison Pipeline on June 2, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The documentary addresses the impact of stringent suspensions and incarceration on the youth of North Carolina and town hall meeting. After the screening, a town hall meeting moderated by Assistant District Attorney, Durham, Shamika Rhinehart will allow the audience to discuss the School to Prison Pipeline within North Carolina.

The webcast is made possible through the generous sponsorship from many units including the Gillings School of Public Health at UNC, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, UNC; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UNC; Student Wellness, UNC; Office of Special Programs, UNC School of Medicine; School of Social Work, UNC; School of Education, UNC; Student Affairs, UNC and the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Wake Forest University as well as support from the UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science.

Both events are free, but registration is required. The webcast will be archived for those unable to attend or stream the event live. More information and registration at