State Bar of Michigan Prisons & Corrections Section offers 'Women and Incarceration Seminar' on June 5, via Zoom

The Prisons & Corrections Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present a "Women and Incarceration Seminar" Saturday, June 5, from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The program will discuss the affect of trauma on personal growth and the most challenging issues facing incarcerated women. Attendees will hear from directly impacted women about their personal experiences.

The seminar's agenda includes:

  9:45 to 10 a.m.-Welcome

 10 to 10:15 a.m.-Centering Practice, Kintla Striker

 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.-The Neurobiology of Trauma, Mind-Body Interventions, and Incarcerated Women, Kintla Striker

Attendees will gain a foundational understanding of the neurobiology of trauma, how to recognize traumatic stress, key outcomes of the KYT Method, supportive research, mind-body interventions as they relate to incarcerated, women and girls, and the five Ws and one H of implementing one mind-body, intervention.

  11:15 to 11:30 a.m.-Break

 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.- Five Issues Plaguing Incarcerated Women, Representative Tenisha Yancey and Annie Sommerville, chief of staff for Senator Jeff Irwin

There are more than five issues plaguing incarcerated women. In this session, we will focus on issues to better understand the problems and possible solutions.

  12:30 to 12:45 p.m.-Break

  12:45 to 2:15 p.m.- Our Voices: A Dialogue with Impacted Women, Monica Jahner, Kim Woodson, Jen Szenay, Lawanda Hollister, and Justine van der Leun of The Appeal, moderated by Siwatu-Salama Ra

In this session, attendees will hear from a panel of women who once served time inside and who are now home. Participants will also hear from individuals who have loved ones inside, and will hear from an investigative journalist who studies issues of trauma and incarceration.

  2:15 to 2:30 p.m.-Closeout

The online seminar costs $20. Visit and click on "events."

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