The vitalvoices speaker series serves as a forum to bring scholars and practitioners alike to speak to students, faculty, alumni and community partners at UHD's College of Public Service. It is our hope that those we invite to speak will share, from the heart, their professional experiences, their knowledge, and how the work they do impacts society as a whole. We like to feature people whose work is interdisciplinary and touches upon the fields social work, criminal justice and urban education.
Please click on the title of the vitalvoices event to be directed to its video presentation.
Supporting Traumatized and Grieving Youth: A Scientist-Practitioner Approach
Guest Speaker: Dr. Julie Kaplow, Director, Chief of Psychology, Director Trauma and Grief Center, Texas Children's Hospital
September 19, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in C-100
Presented by CPS Faculty
October 29, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in C-100
School to Farm to Community: A Journey Towards Teaching Critically and Sustainably with Equity and Diversity in Mind
Guest Speaker: Mary Cowhey
November 13, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in C-100
Bail Reform Panel
A panel discussion on Harris County’s historic Bail Reform lawsuit. For this vitalvoices event, moderated by Dr. Dawn McCarthy, panelists include:
- The honorable Sheriff Ed Gonzales
- Virginia Ryan, a Harris County Jail Population Management Specialist
- Dr. Ana Yáñez-Correa, Director of Policy, Office of Commissioner Rodney Ellis of HC Precinct 1
- Dr. Kevin Buckler, UHD Criminal Justice professor