Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation lecture Oct. 15

Scott Bass, executive director of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation.

Oct. 8, 2013 - Scott Bass, executive director of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation, and other members of the organization will present "Moving from Pain to Power," the next lecture in the "Dilemmas of Justice" series from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Mancheski Executive Seminar Room in the Lender School of Business Center. This event is free and open to the public.

The representatives of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation, a network of families who have lost loved ones to violence, will discuss their struggles and triumphs by highlighting their commitment to promoting reconciliation over revenge.

Bass was named executive director of MVFR in June 2012 after seven months as interim executive director. His experience includes working as a therapist with individuals and families who have experienced traumatic loss as well as advocacy in faith-based and other settings. He has worked closely with family members of murder victims and family members of persons on death row. He was active for several years in North Carolina's efforts toward reform and ultimate repeal of the death penalty. Bass works to find common ground with victims and survivors and their advocates regardless of their views on capital punishment. He is a passionate advocate for victims and for restorative justice. He holds a master of divinity degree and a master's in marriage and family therapy. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist in North Carolina.

Dilemmas of Justice, a lecture series organized by Khalilah Brown-Dean, associate professor of political science, and Alan Bruce, professor of sociology and director of the criminal justice program, tackles contemporary issues in criminal justice.

For more information, call 203-582-8652.