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Moving Beyond Concrete and Steel: How Nature Can Facilitate Healing and Connection in the Criminal (in)Justice System

Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Add to my calendar

684 Baldy Hall, North Campus


Global Interest Group

Nicole Capozziello, MSW


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Join us for a presentation by Nicole Capozziello, MSW, a current PhD student in the UB School of Social Work. Nicole will interweave her research on nature and the design of carceral environments with her experience as an activist and organizer with the WNY chapter of the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement and the national organization Social Workers & Allies Against Solitary Confinement. Attendees will learn about the harsh built environment of prisons and jails – arguably the most extreme of which is solitary confinement –the daily realities of directly impacted people, and the necessity of a paradigm shift built on restorative justice. Nicole will engage attendees around some of the inventive and inspiring work in design and programming being done to reimagine the policies, architecture, and interventions that uphold our current criminal (in)justice system.