april, 2020

17apr8:00 am4:00 pmURMI 2020: From Mental Illness to Public Wellness


Event Details

Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration (URMI) is an annual Metropolitan State University student forum with community participation. The 2020 theme, “From Mental Illness to Public Wellness,” will examine the specific challenges faced by people with mental illness across the spectrum of mass incarceration.

Prominent speakers, panelists who have been personally affected by incarceration, and discussion leaders with a variety of expertise together create a dynamic experience for all. URMI’s purposes are:
1) to raise awareness of the phenomenon of mass incarceration and its antecedents and sequelae
2) to explore its central role in perpetuating marginalization of communities of color
3) to provide students and all participants with opportunities to participate in organizing and activism in response to it

This year’s breakout session topics will include:
• Solitary Confinement
• Implicit Bias
• Trauma and Healing
• Youth, Mental Illness, and Suicide Risk
• Intersectional Barriers to Mental Illness Resources
• Restorative Practices
• Housing and Mental Illness
• How Mental Illness and Incarceration Affects Families
• Overmedicating and Misdiagnosing People with Mental Illness
• Mentally Ill and Dangerous

URMI, now in its seventh year, attracts 200-300 participants each year. Among them are students, faculty and staff from a variety of educational institutions, including high schools, colleges and universities, as well as members of the larger community. URMI is presented free of charge to all participants.

Check back for more details, coming soon! #URMI2020


(Friday) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST


Metropolitan State University

700 Seventh Street East, St. Paul, MN 55106