Jomo W. Mutegi, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Science Education at the Indiana University School of Education in Indianapolis. He is also a member of the (ES)2 Research Program, which works to advance STEM curricula that position people of African descent to improve their current social condition. To learn more about the (ES)2 Research Program visit: ES2RP.org. Professor Mutegi has contributed to many publications and written many articles including a recent article entitled, Why Black Lives Don’t Matter: The Case of Education. Additionally, the founder of the NBPA interviewed Dr. Mutegi recently on several issues regarding educating black children.
A graduate of Yale University and Duke University School of Law, Lauren Fine, Esq., is the co-founder of the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP). Additionally, she is a 2014 Echoing Green Fellow and selected to participate in the American Express Emerging Innovators Boot Camp in New York City. YSRP, is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive support to kids prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system before, during, and after incarceration. Every day, Attorney Fine and her colleagues are in the trenches of Philadelphia doing amazing work for largely inner-city black males. She has written extensively on juvenile justice including Death Behind Bars: Examining Juvenile Life Without Parole In Sullivan v. Florida And Graham v. Florida and Failed Policies, Forfeited Futures: A Nationwide Scorecard on Juvenile Records. We had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Fine recently. We recommend Attorney Fine and her organization highly.