For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771
andrea.garcia@tu.edu

Touro University California’s Public Health Program Hosts a Special Lecture Presentation by Dr. Reuben Jonathon Miller

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Touro University California’s (TUC’s) Public Health Program will host a special presentation by nationally renowned expert in the field of criminal justice, Dr. Reuben Jonathon Miller of the University of Chicago. His presentation explores what it means to live in the “supervised society” of the U.S. criminal justice system – the hidden social world we’ve produced through our laws, policies and practices – and, more importantly, how we might find our way out. The presentation is free and open to the public with prior registration. There is limited seating so please see below for advance registration details. 

WHO:  

  • Dr. Reuben Jonathon Miller, University of Chicago and renowned expert in criminal justice
  • TUC Public Health Program Representatives 

WHAT: Join us for a special presentation by nationally renowned expert in the field of criminal justice, Dr. Reuben Jonathon Miller of the University of Chicago entitled “Race, Punishment & the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration: The Impact of Crime Control, Policies & Practice on the Lives of Poor American Families.” This presentation explores what it means to live in a “supervised society” and, more importantly, how we might find our way out. 

AVAILABLE INTERVIEWS/VISUALS FOR MEDIA:

  • Interview with expert in criminal justice and social welfare policy, race and ethnic relations, and the urban poor
  • Stimulating lecture about relevant community topics and current trends of incarceration
  • Faculty, medical professional, and community member interaction 

WHERE: Touro University California, Lander Hall Auditorium B, 1557 Azuar Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. 

REGISTRATION: The lecture presentation series is free and open to the public with prior registration. Limited seating! REGISTER HERE or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/criminal-justice-and-public-health-special-presentation-registration-53417404896.

WHY: The U.S. criminal justice system currently holds 2.3 million people and more people are incarcerated in America than in any other nation in the western world. But the prison is only part of a vast criminal justice landscape. Upon release, incarcerated people are greeted by more than 48,000 laws, policies and administrative sanctions that limit their participation in the labor and housing markets, in cultural and civic life, and even with their families. This creates an alternate form of political membership: “carceral citizenship.” Dr. Miller will discuss what it’s like to live in as a “carceral citizen” and, more importantly, how we can change this system for the better. 

Dr. Miller’s work has been published in journals of criminology, human rights, law, psychology, sociology, social work, and public health, and he is frequently called upon to give media commentary on issues of crime, punishment, race and poverty. Like Michelle Obama, Dr. Miller is a native of Chicago’s South Side.

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news