“COLLEGE BEHIND BARS” PBS DOCUSERIES PREVIEW & DISCUSSION WITH THE BARD PRISON INITIATIVE

Event time: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 
“COLLEGE BEHIND BARS”: PREVIEW AND DISCUSSION AT YALE, TUES. OCT. 1
Join award-winning filmmakers Lynn Novick (Yale Class of 1983) and Sarah Botstein (whose credites together include THE VIETNAM WAR, THE WAR, and PROHIBITION) for a preview and discussion of their upcoming docuseries COLLEGE BEHIND BARS, premiering nationally on PBS this November. The series explores the transformative power of education through the eyes of incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees through one of the most rigorous and acclaimed prison education programs in the country, the Bard Prison Initiative. College Behind Bars is executive produced by Ken Burns.
 

Advance preview and discussion with the filmmakers and special guests:
-Emily Bazelon (Yale Law School, New York Times, Author of “CHARGED”)
-Elizabeth Alexander (President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)
-Max Kenner (Founder and Executive Director, Bard Prison Initiative)
-Jule Hall (Ford Foundation, Alumnus of the Bard Prison Initiative)
-Marc Pelka (Under Secretary for Criminal Justice, State of Connecticut)
-James Jeter (Yale Prison Education Initiative Fellow, Alumnus of Wesleyan Center for Prison Education)
-Zelda Roland (Founding Director, Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall)

 
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at this link.
 
Co-hosted by CT Public Television, Wesleyan University Center for Prison EducationYale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight HallYale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, Liman Program at Yale Law School, Yale Documentary Film Workshop, and Yale Education Studies Program.
 
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Event Type: 
Call to Action
Education/Speakers
Alumni Event
Cause(s): 
Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Prison Reform & Reentry
Racial Inequality
Event Source: 
Dwight Hall Institution
Open To: 
Undergraduates
Graduate Students
Community Members
Alumni
Faculty/Staff