Friday, April 1, 2016

Alumni Center, Ball State University

Dennis Tyler
Mayor of Muncie
Acting President King
Terry King
Interim President of Ball State University












A Town Hall Discussion: Community and campus initiatives promoting peace in troubled times


  • The Honorable Dennis Tyler, Mayor of Muncie
  • Terry King, Ph.D., Acting President of Ball State University

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Alumni Center, Ball State University

Black lives matter: Eliminating racial inequities throughout the criminal justice system

Featuring: Nazgol Ghandnoosh, Ph.D. (Research analyst, The Sentencing Project-Washington, D.C.)

Dr. Ghandnoosh conducts and synthesizes research on racial disparities in the justice system, public opinion about punishment, and the scope of reform efforts. Her report, “Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies,” was featured in outlets including the New York Times and WNYC’s On the Media. She also has co-authored “Can We Wait 88 Years to End Mass Incarceration?” and “Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States.” Her current projects underscore the need for reforming severe sentences. Dr. Ghandnoosh earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

If you would like to attend only this presentation on April 2 at 9-10am, the cost is $10. This opportunity is available to the first 50 people who register for this talk. Registration to attend this presentation does not permit you to attend other activities at the conference.

Reverend Charles HarrisonThe 10-Point Coalition: Assessing and Mobilizing the Community to Address and Prevent Violence

Featuring: Reverend Charles R. Harrison. Senior Pastor, Barnes United Methodist Church

Rev. Charles R. Harrison is the senior pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church and has been in the ministry for twenty years. He graduated from Indiana University, where he earned a degree in Religious Studies and attended Methodist Theological School, where he received his Masters of Divinity.

Rev. Harrison has been actively involved in community affairs. In 1986, he was an intricate part in the hiring of the first Afro-American police officer and two firemen for the city of New Castle. He currently is the President of the Board of Directors for Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition and he is a chaplain for the Indiana State Police. He is currently a member of the following Board of Directors: Metro Ministry, Board of Ordain Ministry of the South Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church and the District Board of Ordain Ministry Indianapolis West District. He is also a member of the Ministers on the Move. Rev. Harrison was also a member of the following Board of Directors: Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center and Mapleton Fall Creek Neighborhood Association. 

His awards and recognitions include: Ecumenical Service Award, Denman Evangelism Award (South Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award, Sagamore of the Wabash, The Distinguished Hoosier Award, Howard Thurman Preaching Award, Circle City Frontier Drum Major Award in Religion, and the Distinguished Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award.