Prison & Education Symposium: The Responsibility of Engagement
Thursday, February 1 - February 2 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alumnae Lounge, Tufts University
40 Talbot Ave, Medford, Massachusetts
About the Event
This free two-day symposium is organized by the student and faculty leaders of the Tufts Prison Initiative (TUPIT).
1. Education in Prison
Provide multiple perspectives on the value of higher education in prison in the context of a critique of mass incarceration and the prison system itself.
2. Solitary Confinement
Explore the purpose and consequences of solitary confinement from several perspectives (juridic, psychological, and cognitive).
Featuring a diverse group of formerly incarcerated people, activists, and educators in social justice and criminal justice. Their experiences will highlight the vast discrimination and inequalities that feed into the carceral system- before, during, and after incarceration.