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Syllabus: A History of Poverty

December 18, 2018 JIE Updates

This is the syllabus for a course taught in 2017 at a maximum-security New York State prison. The course investigates the history of American poverty from the colonial...

Announcing the 2018-2020 Social Justice Institute Cohort

September 5, 2018 Opportunities

The BCRW Social Justice Institute is thrilled to welcome the 2018-2020 cohort, with Artist-in-Residence La Vaughn Belle, Researcher-in-Residence Mariame Kaba,...

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Two New Reports on Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education

June 1, 2019 In the Press

Two new reports were released on the Vera Institute for Justice's project: Unlocking Potential: Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education.

Opportunity: Submit Your Film for “Call To Action,” a Teen Juried Film Screening

May 30, 2019 Opportunities

The Studio Museum's Teen Leadership Council presents Call to Action, a film screening by young artists and filmmakers.

Call for Proposals: 2019 National Conference on Higher Education in Prison

May 28, 2019 Opportunities

The Call for Presentations for the 2019 National Conference on Higher Education in Prison (NCHEP) is organized around the theme of Beyond Barriers.

Justice-in-Education Scholar and Formerly Incarcerated Activist Jarrell E. Daniels Delivers TED Talk

May 24, 2019 JIE Updates

Jarrell E. Daniels delivers a TED Talk on the power of higher education and collaborative learning to end mass incarceration

Art from Within: Art by Incarcerated Artists

May 22, 2019 JIE Updates

This semester, the Justice-in-Education Initiative, in an effort led by Mia Ruyter, partnered with arts educator Laura Betancur and El Museo del Barrio to bring a series...

Opportunity: Deadline Extended for PEN America’s Writing For Justice Fellowship

May 20, 2019 Opportunities

Application deadlines for the 2019 Writing For Justice Fellowship will close June 3, 2019.

Opportunity: Filmmaking and Advocacy Summer Camp 2019

May 7, 2019 Opportunities

Echoes of Incarceration and American Friends Service Committee have teamed up to present “Liberation Summer Camp.”

Critical Education Publishes “Education and Transformation: An Argument for College in Prison”

May 1, 2019 In the Press

The eleventh manuscript in the special volume for Critical Education (eds. Erin Castro and Mary Gould) has now been published.

Opportunity: The Petey Greene Program is Hiring a Division Manager

April 30, 2019 Opportunities

The Division Manager will work with the Petey Greene team to recruit, train, and manage all Petey Greene volunteers involved in prison education programs in...