The Texas Book Festival takes over the Capitol complex this weekend in Austin.
Michele Deitch will be moderating a panel at the Texas Book Festival dealing with juvenile justice and the treatment of children and youth in Texas. The panel features two great authors--Bill Bush, the author of The State of Our Children: Texas as a Parent, on the history of juvenile justice crisis and reform in Texas, and Sherry Matthews, the author of an oral history of the Waco State Home--a children's home for neglected and dependent youth.
The session is Saturday, October 22nd from 1:30 - 2:30 pm, in the Capitol Extension, Rm. E2.014
Earlier coverage of Michele Deitch's work in juvenile justice is noted at the link.
The Trials of Eroy Brown: The Murder Case That Shook the Texas Prison System is Michael Berryhill's book on prison civil rights and the collapse of Jim Crow justice in Texas. He presents Brown's story in his own words, set against the backdrop of the chilling plantation mentality of Texas prisons. Berryhill chairs the journalism program at Texas Southern University. The program is moderated by Texas Monthly editor Nate Blakeslee.
It's Sunday, October 23rd from 11:00 - 11:45 am in Capitol Extension Room E2.014.
The event, will take place at Trinity University, from 7-9 p.m. in Laurie Auditorium, will be moderated by CMN Executive Director Karen Clifton.
Leaders from the following institutions are confirmed to attend: the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio; Mission Presbytery; the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas; the Evangelical Lutheran Church - Southwestern Texas Synod; Temple Beth-El; and the United Methodist Southwest Texas Conference.