Events 2015 Smart Decarceration Events Social Justice Events

Why Universities Should Be in Prisons

Date: September 24, 2015
Location: Clark-Fox Forum, Washington University in St. Louis

​The McLeod Lecture Series on Higher Education presents “Why Universities should be in Prisons” by Rebecca Ginsburg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Opening Remarks by Jean Allman, Director, Center for Humanities.

Rebecca Ginsburg is director of the Education Justice Project (EJP), a college-in-prison program based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. EJP offers for-credit courses and other educational activities to men incarcerated in a medium-security state prison. In this lecture she’ll describe EJP, share stories of its students, and make a case for other institutions of higher education working within prisons. Her position is that such engagement not only serves incarcerated individuals and the broader society, but also the university, its students, and faculty.
Remarks by Chancellor Mark Wrighton and reception immediately to follow in the Clark-Fox Forum.
This lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, Center for Social Development, and the Smart Decarceration Initiative.