College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

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Daniel Karpowitz

Lecturer in Law and the Humanities at Bard College, New York Director of Policy and Academics for the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI)

A reading and discussion with the author of College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration.

The Bard College Prison Consortium offers liberal arts education to men and women in prisons in New York and around the country, including in Notre Dame’s and Holy Cross College’s Westville Prison degree program. Daniel Karpowitz’ College in Prison makes a powerful case for why liberal arts education is still vital to the future of democracy in the United States—and why elite institutions must reach beyond their walls.

Co-sponsored by Africana Studies; Center for Civil and Human Rights; Center for Social Concerns; Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters; Office of the Dean of the College of Science; Department of English; Holy Cross College; Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Department of Physics; Department of Political Science; Program of Liberal Studies; Department of Sociology; Student Government.