Fall 2018


September 25:
Workshop Kick-off & “Knife Skills” Screening
Angell 3222, 3pm-5pm
October 3:
Carceral State Project event – “What is the Carceral State, Why Does it Matter, What are We Doing about It”
Hatcher Library Gallery, 5:30pm-7:30pm
October 27:
Trip to see the States of Incarceration exhibit in Lansing. Please fill out this form if you are interested in attending.
9:30 – meet at UM (specific location to come) for light breakfast and remarks by Mary Heinen, program coordinator and co-founder of the Prison Creative Arts Project — coffee and bagels will be served!
10:00 – depart UM
11:00 – arrive in Lansing for States of Incarceration
12:30 – depart Lansing
1:30 – arrive UM, end of event
November 7:
Carceral State Project event – “Criminalization and the Carceral State”
Hatcher Library Gallery, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Roundtable panelists: 
-Erin Keith, Staff Attorney for Youth Legal Services and Empowerment, Detroit Justice Center

-Maria Ibarra-Frayrem, Southeast Michigan Organizer, We the People Michigan
-Rev. Joe Summers, Pastor of The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
-Mark Fancher, Racial Justice Staff Attorney, ACLU of Michigan
-Derrick Jackson, Director of Community Engagement, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office
-Matt Lassiter (chair), U-M History

November 12:
Restorative Justice Pedagogy Training
Location TBA, 1pm-3:30pm
Do you want to bring practices into your classroom that will help build community and facilitate conversations across difference? Are you looking for specific activities that can help bolster classroom discussion and invite deeper dialogic exchange? Our four guest speakers will provide a series of activities that can be adapted to a variety of purposes and content, drawing on both their prison education work and their university teaching. Come join us for light snacks, resources to bring to your teaching, and a Q&A session about how to build a strong community and foster productive dialogue in your classroom. RSVP here

Guest speakers include:

Becca Pickus, Lecturer in Social Theory and Practice at the Residential College
Antoine Traisnel, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and English
Ruby Tapia, Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Sara Ahbel-Rappe, Professor of Classical Studies

December 7:
Graduate Student Discussion co-hosted with the Carceral State Project discussing the question of what makes an activist-scholar. Information about time, location, and details to come soon.

On this calendar, we will post both events that we are hosting and events of interest related to carceral studies on campus. If you would like to have an event listed here, leave a comment on our Contact Us page.

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