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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,...

Call for submissions from incarcerated writers: Columbia, A Journal of Literature and Art, issue #57

August 15, 2018 Opportunities

Columbia, A Journal of Literature and Art seeks submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from incarcerated writers for inclusion in its next issue.

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Inaugural Cohort of June Jordan Fellows Featured in Recent Exhibition

October 16, 2018 In the Press

A recent exhibition at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise featured the work of the inaugural cohort of the June Jordan Fellowship.

2018 PEN Prison Writing Award Winners Announced

September 12, 2018 In the Press

The 2018 PEN Prison Writing Award winners have been announced.

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,...

Call for submissions from incarcerated writers: Columbia, A Journal of Literature and Art, issue #57

August 15, 2018 Opportunities

Columbia, A Journal of Literature and Art seeks submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from incarcerated writers for inclusion in its next issue.

Cook County inmates register to vote

August 13, 2018 In the Press

Chicago Votes, a non-profit organization that works to register detainees who have not been convicted of a crime, has registered nearly 2,000 new voters in advance of the...

Common App Drops Criminal History Question

August 10, 2018 In the Press

Beginning in 2019, the Common Application, used by hundreds of universities around the world, will no longer ask applicants seeking college admission to disclose their...

Remembering Justice-in-Education Scholar Richard Lynch

July 25, 2018 JIE Updates

Richard “Rick” Lynch, one of our deeply beloved Justice-In-Education Scholars, passed away on July 3, 2018. Home for just over a year, he had completed Humanities Texts,...

WEBINAR TODAY: Incorporating the Voice of Directly Impacted Individuals into the Prosecutor's Office

July 10, 2018 Press Releases

TODAY, Tuesday July 10th, 4:00 - 5:00 pm ESTIncorporating the Voice of Directly Impacted Individuals into the Prosecutor's Office—a webinar from the Institute for...

Break the Silence

July 5, 2018 JIE Updates

“BREAK THE SILENCE projection of the self one is nothing one is not definable woman is not definable man is not definable woman will be what she makes of herself man will...

ARTE: Global Women Heroes Project Event (June 4th, 2018)

July 2, 2018 JIE Updates

A vivid representation of the intersection of art and justice, the ARTE panel, which was sponsored by the Society of Fellows and the Heyman Center for the Humanities,...