UNI Diversity Colloquium will discuss men of color in the correctional system

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – “Men of Color, Mental Health and the Correctional System” will be the first session of the spring Diversity Colloquium series at the University of Northern Iowa. This panel discussion will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in the ScholarSpace of the Rod Library on the UNI campus.

This session will focus on the mental health needs of men of color within the correctional system, both during and after leaving the system. Panelists will also discuss the disciplinary pipeline and how mental health counseling could serve as a reasonable and useful intervention tool. Panelists include: Tom Eachus, director of Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center; David Goodson, civil rights activist; Bill Tate, Department of Correctional Services of Black Hawk County; and Cora Turner, associate superintendent of Waterloo Community School District. Kim Baker, associate professor of sociology, anthropology and criminology, will facilitate the panel.

The Diversity Colloquium is sponsored by the UNI department of sociology, anthropology and criminology, the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Office of the President and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. For more information, contact Gwenne Berry, chief diversity officer, at 319-273-2820 or gwenne.berry@uni.edu.


Gwenne Berry, chief diversity officer, Office of the President, 319-273-2820, gwenne.berry@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu