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Bringing higher education to prison

Event #1227
Bringing higher education to prison

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

09:00 - 12:00
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Riddell Centre - RC 174 Shu-Box Theatre

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Who can attend: 
General public
This open event is hosted by: 
University of Regina

Max Kenner, founder of the Bard Prison Initiative, Simone Davis, co-founder of Walls to Bridges Canada, and Denise Edwards, a fellow member of the Walls to Bridges collective, will discuss the benefits, opportunities, and potential setbacks associated with the delivery of educational programming in prison. Keynote speeches will be followed by a question and answer period, a coffee break, and a breakout session where Davis and Edwards will demonstrate their workshop pedagogy.

Speakers: Max Kenner, Founder and Executive Director, Bard Prision Initiative and Vice President for Institutional Initiatives, Bard College; Simone Weil Davis, Associate Director, Ethics, Society and Law, Trinity College, University of Toronto; Denise Edwards, Facilitator and Trainer, The Walls to Bridges Collective, Wilfrid Laurier University; Jason Demers, Sessional Instructor, Department of English, University of Regina.