APRIL 28, 2017
Ban The Box Symposium
Lindenwood University –
Harmon Hall – Dunseth Auditorium
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
This symposium will address initiatives and related opportunities for policy research and guidance of particular interest to community leaders, business practitioners, human resources professionals and academicians seeking to better understand ‘ban the box’ legislation in Missouri.
Ban the Box is the name of an international campaign by civil rights groups and advocates for ex-offenders, aimed at persuading employers to remove from their hiring applications the ‘check box’ that asks if applicants have a criminal record. Toward that end, critics argue that community leaders, activists, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and their corporate allies have a unique opportunity to transform communities in which they operate by giving individuals a fair chance to obtain employment.
Ultimately, this event seeks to generate dialogue for critical analysis, policy guidance, and decision-making on criminal justice reform. The symposium will also include a diverse audience and multiple perspectives on the role of employers, corporations, and allies with respect to implementing Ban the Box legislation.
Individually and collectively, proponents for and against the Ban the Box initiative have argued how employment practices and organizational mission intersect to provide a framework for discussing economic and legal policy, social benefits versus costs, and possible competitive advantages.
Hosted and Moderated by:
Department of Nonprofit Administration
Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship
The John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise
at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO
Parking available at the Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship (Harmon Hall),
209 South Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO 63301
Overflow parking available at St. Charles Presbyterian Church,
131 Gamble Street, St. Charles, MO 63301
Local Media Coverage in the St. Louis Review about our Ban the Box Symposium.