From Prison Cells to PhD
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This series discusses the historic complexities of America’s systems of punishment and its links to race, class, gender, political suppression, and religion. First, it will explore how access to higher education can not only deter crime and have rehabilitative impact, but also spark the kind of political and social awareness that leads to true freedom. Second, it will engage the audience in a thought-provoking discussion around the impact of the carceral system on women and girls. Third, it will dive into the profiteering aspect of the carceral system’s communication and operational tactics and the impact on families and communities of color. Lastly, all of the conversations will be centered on racial equity from the lens of the formerly incarcerated leaders delivering the lectures. Each webinar series will have a keynote speaker, panelists, and a moderator from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.