A Symposium: Why Higher Education in Prison?

Friday, October 22, 2021 10am to 3pm

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The Missouri Prison Outreach Program (MO-POP) is an interdisciplinary group of MU faculty and students who have shared interests in working to offer a range of interactions between the university community and correctional institutions in mid-Missouri, in order to improve the lives of an important part of Missouri’s population and strengthen the university’s ties with a broader range of the state.
We encourage anyone interested in learning more about the topic of prison-based higher education and/or the aspirations of the Missouri Prison Outreach Program to attend.
The symposium’s format includes:
10:00 – 11:00am - join us for discussion with MO-POP members about the role of universities in serving the incarcerated (and formerly incarcerated) community
11:00 – 12:00 – invited speaker Dr. Rebecca Ginsberg, director of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Education Justice Project and editor of the book Critical Perspectives on Teaching in Prison
1:00 – 2:00pm – join us for a discussion with community leaders including church leaders, civil rights organizations, and activist groups, to participate in discussions about the effects of the current carceral environment within the broader community
2:00 – 3:00pm – invited speaker Dr. Stanley Adrisse, director of the organization From Prison Cells to PhDs, author of the book From Prison Cells to PhD: It is Never Too Late to Do Good, and native of Ferguson, MO.


For more info visit www.mizzou.us/why-higher-ed

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