Geographies of Incarceration: A 21st-Century Teach-In

New York, NY

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION | SCHOOL OF THE ARTS | CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LAW AND CULTURE | INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
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Geographies of Incarceration: A 21st-Century Teach-In
Thursday, Oct 3rd, 6pm - Teachers College, Cowin Theater

 

Date: Thursday, October 3rd, 6pm – 9pm
Location: Teacher's College, Cowin Theater (on Broadway between 120th and 121st)

This 21st century-style teach-in challenges the epidemic of mass incarceration and intends to catalyze ideas for change, public engagement, and new ways to address this Civil Rights issue of today. The evening will focus on the important role of artists and the arts in the quest for social transformation. Activities include film screenings, theatrical readings, and discussions among leading thinkers, university scholars, and the audience. This engagement will be led by Kendall Thomas (Professor of Law and Director for the Center of Law and Culture), and includes Carl Hart (Associate Professor of Psychology); Pamela Sneed, (Poet, Performance Artist and Activist); Jamal Joseph (Playwright, Director, Poet and Educator); Patricia Williams (Professor of Law); Michele Fine (Professor of Social Psychology) and Kiese Laymon (Writer and Educator).