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SADO/MAACS - Exploring Anti-Racism


Time: October 26, 2020 - 3-4pm
Location: Zoom

In this session, panelists will engage in a discussion on anti-racism: their journey to learn, what it means to them, why engaging in it is important for self-growth, and how anti-racism education and practices can make us better.

Faculty: Julianne Cuneo is the Chief Investigator at SADO. The former owner of Detroit’s Sunshine Investigations, she began her career in 1982 at plaintiffs’ firm Goodman, Eden, Millender & Bedrosian investigating police brutality in civil rights cases, later taking on criminal defense work, including death penalty investigations. Raised in a family focused on fighting injustice, poverty and racism in the 60s and 70s, she now studies the evolving thinking on these issues and works to incorporate new ideas into her daily practice.

Faculty: Lisa Lamarre , a Paralegal with the State Appellate Defender Office, is a native Detroiter and Navy Veteran. Her twenty years of experience in criminal defense administration has fueled her passion for client-centered service, mentoring justice-involved veterans and criminal justice reform. Lisa is an admirer of Shakespeare's entire canon and spends her free time enjoying Anime, her family, and actively engaging in the various social and racial justice issues in her community.

Faculty: Adrienne Young is an Assistant Defender at SADO. Adrienne has represented indigent people in courts across the state, including the Michigan Supreme Court. She enjoys creatively thinking about issues related to mental illness short of legal insanity, brain development in young adult, and mitigation at sentencing. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s School-to-Prison Pipeline committee, Oakland County Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and is co-editing the first-ever State Bar of Michigan Journal on Education Law. Before joining SADO, Adrienne clerked on the Michigan Supreme Court. Adrienne is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School where she was awarded the Pro Bono Service Award of Excellence for her hundreds of volunteer hours. Prior to attending law school, Adrienne earned her Master in Education while serving as a special education teacher. She is a graduate with distinction from the University of Michigan. Adrienne has completed twelve marathons and in 2016 was elected to the Birmingham Board of Education. As school board trustee, she has served on the Oakland Schools Legislative Committee, Senior Services Committee and as the Board’s representative for the Birmingham SCHOLAR program and Birmingham Youth Assistance. She and her husband, Jeffrey Bozell, are the proud parents of three kids. They are the usually proud, sometimes embarrassed, owners of a rambunctious rat terrier.

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