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In conjunction with the the Common Book Program, the Multicultural Center is hosting a presentation by Southern Poverty Law Center fellow Ebony Howard concerning juvenile injustice. Howard will discuss how many vulnerable children across the south are being denied access to quality public education and the mental health services that they need. At the same time, thousands are being pushed out of the classroom and into the juvenile justice system because of discipline policies that punish them severely for minor misbehaviors. Howard manages the Southern Poverty Law Center's legal recruitment and retention programs and leads federal civil rights litigation and policy efforts aimed at reforming government systems in Alabama that harm children and other under-served populations involved in the criminal justice system. The event will take place in the 2222/2223 Student Center at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Light Refreshments will be served.