College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration

When:
April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2017-04-04T19:00:00-04:00
2017-04-04T21:30:00-04:00
Where:
Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration

Drawing on fifteen years of experience as a director of and teacher within the Bard Prison Initiative, Daniel Karpowitz tells the story of BPI’s development from a small pilot project to a nationwide network. Through examining the transformative encounter between two characteristically American institutions—the undergraduate college and the modern penitentiary—College in Prison makes a powerful case for why liberal arts education is still vital to the future of democracy in the United States.