Why study the humanities in prison? Why teach them? What is the value of prison humanities programs for communities both inside and outside of prisons? What humanistic texts and skills do we teach? This day-long symposium explores the building of intellectual communities across systemic divides through the humanities. The symposium includes the voices of educators and formerly-incarcerated individuals and is of interest to those involved in public humanities, social justice, transformative pedagogy, and civic engagement.
Co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the College of Letters and Science.