Legacy Conference

40 Years After the Attica Uprising: Looking Back, Moving Forward

40 Years After the Attica Uprising: Looking Back, Moving Forward.

Published November 11, 2021

The conference, 40 Years After the Attica Uprising: Looking Back, Moving Forward, held September 12 and 13, 2011, was sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Law and The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. Teresa A. Miller organized the conference which featured presentations by experts representing various groups of stakeholders. Now, a decade later, the 2011 event is considered a legacy conference.

Photographic Retrospective

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Event Notes

The keynote address was delivered by Brian Fischer, Commissioner of the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. The conference included six panel discussions:

  • Looking Back: The Attica Uprising and Aftermath
  • Prisons, Empowerment, and Resistance
  • Attica, Prisons & the Media
  • Prison Violence in Feminist Perspective: Gender, Sexuality, and Race
  • Past Demands, Current Concerns: How Far Have We Come?
  • Moving Forward: Prison Reform in an Era of Mass Incarceration and Fiscal Crisis

Film screenings included "Ghosts of Attica", among other documentaries concerning the Attica uprising. 

The 2011 conference was co-sponsored, in part, by the: Erie County Reentry Task Force; UB Institute for Research on Women and Gender; UB Civic Engagement and Public Policy; and UB Humanities Institute.


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