Lecture: How We See Prisons
This week, I’m giving a talk at Bowdoin College in Maine
If you’re in, or near, Brunswick, Maine you’re welcome to come listen to me speak.
Wednesday, November 8th, in the Kresge Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College at 7:15pm.
Free and open to the public.
College Guild has organised the event.
College Guild is a non-profit org that provides education to prisoners across America through non-traditional correspondence courses. It pairs volunteers on the outside with prisoners on the inside in a one-to-one mail correspondence that provides feedback to prisoners on their work on established coursework units. It’s all-volunteer while maintaining consistent standards. It by the people, for the people.
College Guild is currently partnered with Bates College and Bowdoin College and has more than 50 volunteer-readers on campus. The pedagogy is such that its limit is primarily only the number of man hours available from folks on the outside. The pedagogy is such that people inside and out educate one another. Why am I talking about this though, when the teaser video below describes the benefits of the program in the prisoners’ own words?