Lunch Talk: Applying a Human Rights Approach to Building a Public Humanities Initiative
Thursday, September 15, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Over 2.3 million individuals are incarcerated in the United States. That means over 2.3 million families and communities are feeling the direct effects of mass incarceration, while our entire nation is confronted with the injustices of our criminal justice system on a weekly, or even daily basis. As individuals working in the public humanities, what do we owe those directly and indirectly affected by mass incarceration in terms of their humanity and our own?
Exhibition: States of Incarceration
Monday, August 29, 2016 - Saturday, September 24, 2016
States of Incarceration is the first national traveling multi-media exhibition on the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. It was developed by faculty and students at twenty different universities across the country, including Brown, working together through a national program called the Humanities Action Lab with funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences.
The Prison Education Movement: Does Brown Have a Role?
Friday, September 16, 2016
8:30am - 1:00pm
The US has the largest prison population in the world, with over 2,300,000 men and women currently incarcerated, giving us the second-highest per capita incarceration rate in the world and making us “the world’s leading jailer,” according to the American Civil Liberties Union. We spend over $80 billion on incarceration every year, with local and state governments spending $20,000 to $50,000 annually to keep each inmate behind bars.