January 16, 2019 | Academic Affairs

By Lisa H. Rose           arrow sign reads re-entry

I am again pleased to announce the symposium Pedagogy, Programs, and Policies that Support and Sustain Justice-Involved CUNY Students will be held Friday, May 3, 2019 at Borough of Manhattan Community College, Fiterman Hall (245 Greenwich Street) 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Submit your proposal by February 1st.

There are five themes:  A.) Pedagogy  B. ) Barriers  C.) Distinct Populations  D.) Support  and  E.) Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. Details about the themes. Presenters will share 60-90 minute sessions with two other panelists who may be CBO reentry experts, CUNY program professionals, and/or justice involved students or alums.

Keynote speakers (as of 1/11/19)

  • ​​Dr. Christopher Beasley, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of  Washington and developer of a consortium of prison and post-prison education programs in Washington. He also co-founded the national Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network.
  • ​​Dr. Joni Schwartz, Faculty, LaGuardia CC and Director of the critically acclaimed documentary film Counterstory: After Incarceration (This film is a collaborative work of a group of stakeholders most of whom testify to their lived experience after incarceration. From a Critical Race Theory perspective, race, education and incarceration are explored through counterstory telling.)
  • ​​Mr. Jim St. Germain, BMCC and John Jay alum, author of A Stone of Hope (HarperCollins) and co-founder of PLOT, Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow, a CBO that provides mentoring for at-risk and formerly incarcerated youth.

And more! So please don’t delay. Submit your proposal to present! (Call for proposal closes February 1st) https://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/reentry-entry-symposium/

For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Hale Rose, Lrose@bmcc.cuny.edu, 212-220-1227.

Lisa Hale Rose is a Professor of Social Work at Borough of Manhattan Community College, a representative to the University Faculty Senate, and a member of the UFS Committee on Higher Education in the Prisons, which will be co-sponsoring this conference.

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