Updated Schedule

The schedule of events for the symposium has been finalized! You can check it out here. The speakers we’ll be hosting at the event include:

  • Dwayne Betts, poet and author of A Question of Freedom; served eight years in a Virginia prison  http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2010/12/the-exchange-r-dwayne-betts-on-prison-poetry-and-justice.html
  • Rebecca Ginsburg, Founder of the Education Justice Project (Univ of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana)
  • Jean Trounstine, Co-Director of Changing Lives Through Literature and author of Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Power of Drama in a Women’s Prison
  • Kyes Stevens, Founder of the Alabama Creative Arts + Education Project (Auburn Univ.)
  • Jim Rubenstein, Commissioner of the WV Division of Corrections
  • Larry Starcher, former WV Supreme Court Justice
  • Students from FCI, Morgantown
  • Jim Nolan, Professor of Sociology, former police officer and FBI officer
  • Valena Beety, Assoc. Law Professor and Chair of the WVU Innocence Project
  • Anne Rice, Coordinator of TEDx talks inside prisons; African American Studies, Lehman College
  • many more!
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