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.
Umbrella Movement: Youth & Activism
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - Friday, September 23, 2016
From New York to Cairo, from Taiwan to Baltimore, political protest movements reveal the complicated and emotional relationships between citizens and their government.
The North Eastern Public Humanities Consortium (NEPH) fosters public projects animated by humanistic inquiry in support of art, culture, history, and education for a more democratic society. Linking eleven diverse institutions across the region (Bard Graduate Center, Brown, Columbia, CUNYGrad Center, Harvard, Lehigh, New York University, Rutgers—Newark, University of Massachusetts Boston, Tufts University, University of Delaware and Yale), the consortium provides opportunities for faculty, students, professionals, and community members to build partnerships and enh