DAAS Brown Bag Series--Rebecca Ginsburg, October 18th at 12 p.m.

posted Oct 13, 2010, 4:01 PM by Rebekah Childers

The Department of African American Studies "Brown Bag" Series

Monday, October 18, 2010

12:00 Noon - 1:15 p.m.

1201 West Nevada Street, Urbana



Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture

Director, Education Justice Project


"Education Justice: The Promise of College-in-Prison Programs"


Many African American children have a better chance of going to prison than to college.  Most people incarcerated in Illinois will return to prison within three years of their release.  Rebecca Ginsburg, Director of the Education Justice Project, will discuss how prison education programs work to break the cycle of incarceration, describe EJP's efforts at Danville Correctional Center, and explain why providing education to incarcerated people is a matter of educational justice.



(The Education Justice Project (EJP) operates an education program at Danville Correctional Center, a men's medium-high security prison about thirty-five miles from the Urbana-Champaign campus.  Offerings include a speakers series (funded in 2009-2010 by the Illinois Humanities Council), writing workshops, reading groups, and for-credit upper-division classes.  This fall, EJP will begin its fifth semester of programs at the prison, where about 80 men are expected to participate in the various offerings.)


Please join us!





Shirley Olson

Department of African American Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1201 West Nevada Street    MC-143

Urbana, Illinois  61801


PH: (217) 333-7781

FAX:  (217) 244-4809