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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...

Rikers, The Harms of Cash Bail, and the NYC Mass Bail Out

October 31, 2018 JIE Updates

Cash bail removes the question of guilt and innocence from detention and replaces it with a question of economic standing: those wealthy enough to pay bail can go free.

Criminal History Question Removed from the Common Application

October 15, 2018 JIE Updates

For many prospective students, a question hidden at the very end of the application, deep in the writing section, can render all the other ticked boxes meaningless: “Have...

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,...

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...