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"Critical Education and Incarceration: A Conversation with the Founder of the Prison Creative Arts Project"

posted Oct 30, 2010, 1:16 PM by ArtsAndSocialChange ArtsAndSocialChange   [ updated Oct 30, 2010, 1:37 PM ]
Featuring a Performance by the Columbia University Gospel Choir Reception Following in Zankel Hall

Dr. Buzz Alexander, national professor of the year from the University of Michigan, will
present his new book: Is William Martinez Not Our Brother?: Twenty Years of the Prison
Creative Arts Project. This pioneering education program provides university courses and
coordinates a national network for incarcerated youth and adults to help them withstand
and often overcome the conditions and culture of prison through the arts.

Panel Discussants Include:
  • Kathy Boudin, formerly incarcerated; Director, Criminal Justice Initiative Supporting Children, Families and Communities, CUSSW
  • Jondou Chen, Teachers College Student Press Initiative
  • Chris Emdin, author of "Urban Science Education for the Hip Hop Generation"
  • Michael Rebell, Executive Director, Campaign for Educational Equity
  • Carol Shapiro, seminar leader, "Rethinking Criminal Justice: Moving Beyond an Individual Approach"
  • Julia Taylor, contributing author, "Performing New Lives: Prison Theatre"