Dozier School for Boys (FL, USA)
Online in Zoom
Online in Zoom

During Winter semester, a series of human rights films that focus on the theme of disappearances will be shown through Zoom. Discussion will follow the movie, lead by Susan Waltz of the Ford School of Public Policay and moderated by Leigh Pearce, Epidemiology, School of Public Health. The Dozier School for Boys was a reform school operated by the state of Florida in the panhandle town of Marianna from 1900 to 2011. Throughout its history, the school gained a reputation for abuse, beatings, rapes, torture, and even murder of students by staff. Despite periodic investigations, changes of leadership, and promises to improve, the allegations of cruelty and abuse continued. Many people, including former detainees, believe that over 100 bodies were buried on the school's grounds, and that further investigating should be done until all the remains have been identified and cared for. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

School of Public Health, Dept. of Epidemiology, Donia Human Rights Center, and Ford School of Public Policy

Dozier School for Boys (FL, USA)

The Disappeared: A Human Rights Film Series and Discussion

March 11, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online in Zoom
Sponsored by: School of Public Health, Dept. of Epidemiology, Donia Human Rights Center, and Ford School of Public Policy
Contact Information: Meredith McGehee (mcgehee@umich.edu)
Cost: Free but registration required
Count towards DEI continuing professional education

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During Winter semester, a series of human rights films that focus on the theme of disappearances will be shown through Zoom. Discussion will follow the movie, lead by Susan Waltz of the Ford School of Public Policay and moderated by Leigh Pearce, Epidemiology, School of Public Health. The Dozier School for Boys was a reform school operated by the state of Florida in the panhandle town of Marianna from 1900 to 2011. Throughout its history, the school gained a reputation for abuse, beatings, rapes, torture, and even murder of students by staff. Despite periodic investigations, changes of leadership, and promises to improve, the allegations of cruelty and abuse continued. Many people, including former detainees, believe that over 100 bodies were buried on the school's grounds, and that further investigating should be done until all the remains have been identified and cared for. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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