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Freedom, Fences, and Fallacy: Public Education and Prison in California

SEP 08, 2011 | 6:30 PM



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September 08, 2011: 6:30 PM




The Center for the Humanities



What is the relationship between the public education system and the prison industrial complex? Join Damien M. Schnyder (Scripps College, Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies at the Claremont Colleges) for the launch of a new public seminar series, POLICED. Community members from a wide variety of backgrounds will think critically about Professor Schnyder’s research, and its relevance to their own lives, communities, activism, and research. Professor Schnyder’s research explores the relationships among the public education system, prisons and the construction of Black masculinity in Southern California. POLICED is a new public seminar series at CUNY Graduate Center. Drawing on Audre Lorde’s insight that “there is no single issue struggle because we do not lead single issue lives,” the POLICED public seminar series invites those thinking and working on issues of policing, prisons, safety and connected struggles for justice to explore how different locations --prisons, schools, the streets, and our homes-- come together. We hope to gain new insights for engaged work that addresses new/potential solidarities at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability and migration.

Co-sponsored by the Policed seminar.