University Beyond Bars and From Incarceration to Education (FITE) would like to invite you to a special film screening and panel discussion on Wednesday, May 30 from 5:30-8 pm in the Allen Auditorium. There will also be a reception beforehand at 4:30 pm in the Simpson Center for the Humanities, Communications Building #206. Light refreshments will be provided.
This panel and film screening is to highlight work and advocacy in prison education, both during incarceration and upon release. FITE is a grassroots organization of students and film makers who documented the journey of four formerly incarcerated individuals to higher education at UC Berkeley.
UBB and FITE will host three representatives on our panel, including Lise Lalonde, UW graduate student in humanities and UBB instructor, Derek Boyd, UBB alum and current student at Seattle Central College, and Jennifer Williams, UW LSJ senior who participated in the UBB-LSJ mixed enrollment course with Megan Ming Francis this past fall. Our questions will focus on the purpose and role of education in alleviating inter-generational poverty, reducing recidivism, and in connecting incarcerated students with communities outside of prison walls.
This outreach event could not have been possible without the help from our sponsors: UW Simpson Center for Humanities, UW Tacoma, UW Comparative History of Ideas (UW CHID), and UW Law, Societies, and Justice (LSJ).
We are proud to partner with FITE as well as our UW sponsors to highlight the transformative power of education in prison, and to continue to do provide more outreach events to different communities, to gain more support for our students! We cannot wait to see you all there on May 30!