Student Forum Info Session: Mass Incarceration in the U.S.

Liza Bayless ’16 writes in:

Interested in the criminal justice system and the issue of mass incarceration in the United States? Looking for an outlet to discuss these things with fellow Wes students while receiving a full (pass/fail) course credit?

Emily Greenspan ’16 and Liza Bayless ’16 will be leading a student forum for the spring semester about the prison system and its repercussions in American society, based on our experiences working with Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education. As a class, we will examine books, articles, documentaries, and pop culture to better understand the implications of mass incarceration in this country. It will be highly collaborative, with a variety of guest speakers offering different perspectives on the justice system, and the chance to connect with incarcerated individuals from two prisons in the area.

If you are interested or just unsure about your class schedule and want to give it a try, come by for our info session/first class THIS SUNDAY (Jan. 24th). Feel free to email Emily (egreenspan[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Liza (lbayless[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) to let us know you’re interested or with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Date: Sunday, January 24
Time: 7-9:50 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 114