Shared Sentences: Public Humanities Takes On Mass Incarceration

October 26, 2015
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October 26, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dana Library
185 University Avenue, Rutgers University
Newark, NJ 07102

 

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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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Have questions about Shared Sentences: Public Humanities Takes On Mass Incarceration?

Contact the American Studies Program.

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dana Library 
185 University Avenue, Rutgers University
Newark, NJ 07102
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