October 26, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
185 University Avenue, Rutgers University
Newark, NJ 07102
The United States incarcerates more people, and more people of color, than ever in its history. This happened in just in the last few decades – but it has deep roots. Join Liz Ševčenko, founding Director of the Humanities Action Lab at the New School in New York City, to discuss the role of the public humanities in this national crisis. Students at 20 universities, in collaboration with people directly affected by the prison system, are collaborating to build a national traveling public project on histories and current realities of incarceration. Along the way, they’re engaging in a national dialogue on why the past matters for the present, and how public humanities can confront social issues.
A reception will follow the talk.
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