UCSB hosts Humanities in Prison symposium

APRIL 26, 2018

Why study the humanities in prison? Why teach them? What is the value of prison humanities programs for communities both inside and outside of prisons? What humanistic texts and skills do we teach? This day-long symposium will explore the building of intellectual communities across systemic divides through the humanities. The symposium will include the voices of educators and formerly incarcerated individuals and will be of interest to those involved in public humanities, social justice, transformative pedagogy and civic engagement. 
Sponsored by the IHC’s Crossings + Boundaries series and the Hester and Cedric Crowell Endowment; the College of Letters & Science Critical Issues in America series, Changing Faces of U.S. Citizenship; and the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life