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The School -to- Prison Pipeline

school to prison pipeline

10 AM – 3 PM on Saturday December 6, 2014

Keynote Speaker

Dietra Baker The Reverend Dr. Dietra Wise Baker received a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. She obtained her Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. She is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Dietra is a bi-vocational church planter. She has been the chaplain at Lakeside Residential Center since July 2005 and at St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center since 2009. Dietra planted Liberation Christian Church (DOC) in April 2009, seeking to create a church that frees lives and communities through the power of Jesus Christ. Pastor Dietra loves to dance, sing, and teach. She is married to Cornell R. Baker, and they have a beautiful daughter, Alexis.


The Reverend Dr. Dietra Wise-Baker

The Honorable Darron Bowden,
Associate Judge Cook County,
Commissioned Minister Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)

The Reverend Stacy Brohard,
Executive Director Good Samaritan
House Decatur, IL

Avery Witherspoon
Good Samaritan House Decatur, IL

Steven Terry
Good Samaritan House Decatur, IL


10 AM Gathering and Introduction of the Pro-Reconciliation and Anti-Racism Team
10: 10 AM Opening Session – Defining the School to Prison Pipeline
10:30 AM Keynote Address by the Reverend Dr. Dietra Baker
11:45 Lunch
12:30 PM Panel Discussion and Questions
2: 30 PM Next Steps


The cost for this event is $15.00 includes lunch
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