1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
James R. Thompson Center (Assembly Hall, Concourse Level)
The Adler School of Professional Psychology Institute on Social Exclusion, in collaboration with its co-sponsors, will host this Midwest summit for attorneys, policy makers, workforce development and employment agencies, human resource personnel, business groups, community organizations, community leaders and residents.
The program will feature keynote speaker Chai Feldblum, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Panel presentations will examine:
- Revised EEOC guidelines for employers in considering arrest histories in hiring decisions
- Impact on juveniles and adults seeking jobs—especially in vulnerable communities with high arrest rates
- Current legal action involving major employers and the EEOC guidance
- Remedies and implications
- Research findings on guidance application and its mental health impact in Chicago’s Englewood community
Registration takes place noon to 1 p.m.; the program begins at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to all, but RSVP required by October 21. Please click here to register. For groups of 10 or more, please contact ISE@adler.edu.
Co-sponsored by Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Area Project, Chicago CeaseFire, Chicago Commission on Human Relations, Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, Chicago Jobs Council, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Children and Family Justice Center, Cook County Board/President Toni Preckwinkle, Field Foundation of Illinois, FORCE/Community Renewal Society, Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Justice Initiative, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, LISC Chicago, Metropolis Strategies, Pierce Family Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Safer Foundation, Shriver Poverty Law Center, TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), Teamwork Englewood, Union League Club of Chicago, and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) Social Exclusion Simulation (SES) is a powerful role-play exercise that allows participants to see more clearly the ways in which society’s systemic and structural barriers produce social exclusion for certain groups of people. The SES simulates social exclusion processes by replicating the experiences of formerly incarcerated women attempting to re-enter society following their release from prison.
Participants include students, faculty and staff of the Adler School, members of the greater Chicagoland community, anyone interested in learning more about social exclusion. Participants adopt authentic Chicago-based case histories of formerly incarcerated women and are tasked with re-entering society – finding a place to live, a job, healthcare and other necessities – in the face of structural and systemic barriers.
The SES is important because it helps participants understand the limits of personal responsibility and the critical role for social change initiatives.
Participant outcomes include:
- An increased understanding of what structural and systemic barriers are and how they work to undermine opportunity and access.
- Increased appreciation of practical limits of personal responsibility, agency, and choice.
- Increased motivation to adopt attitudinal and behavioral changes in pursuit of social change.
- Increased empathy for other marginalized groups.
- Apprehend the shock and disappointment about roadblocks of re-entry.
To register and for more information about the Social Exclusion Simulation, contact the Institute on Social Exclusion at ISE@adler.edu.