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The Studio Museum in Harlem Takes its Art to a Correctional Facility

September 26, 2019 JIE Updates

Columbia University’s Justice-in-Education Initiative and The Studio Museum in Harlem joined forces last summer to encourage incarcerated men to express their trauma...

JIE Scholar Appears in National Geographic Episode of Activate

September 11, 2019 JIE Updates

Cash bail makes it a crime to be poor in America, but activists and artists have a plan to change that. Learn more about the effort to end cash bail when ACTIVATE airs...

An Evening in Support of the Beyond Rosie's Campaign

September 8, 2019 JIE Updates

The aim of the Beyond Rosie’s campaign is to secure a stand-alone centralized and service-enriched facility in Manhattan for the people who identify as women currently...

“Should Prisoners Have the Right to Vote?”

September 3, 2019 JIE Updates

The Rikers Debate Project, teaches competitive debate skills, conflict resolution, and public citizenship, to individuals in Rikers Island jail.

Celebrating Recent Policy Proposals from Columbia’s Justice Ambassadors Youth Council Grand Summit

July 11, 2019 JIE Updates

The event marked the culmination of an eight week course hosted by Columbia University’s Center for Justice in which youth, aged 16-24, worked alongside city officials to...

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...

Justice-in-Education Scholar Lisette Oblitas Featured on Connecticut Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”

March 21, 2019 JIE Updates

Connecticut Public Radio recently interviewed Justice-in-Education Scholar Lisette Oblitas about her life and art.

JIE Scholar Jarrell E. Daniels Featured in “Education Everywhere”

January 28, 2019 JIE Updates

“It is through education that we will arrive at a truth that is inclusive and unites us all in a pursuit of justice.”

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...