NeMLA 2020 CFP: Creating Humanity through Prison Education Programs

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
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Colleges and universities have witnessed great shifts in student populations over the last few decades, including new populations of veteran  and adult students. Now, as the traditional aged student continues to decline in numbers, one additional population of potential students appears to continue to grow: prison inmate students. College prison programs include both credit programs and enrichment programs. Through programs such as Shakespeare Behind Bars, the recidivism rates have declined as the men and women in these programs discover empathy, a love of language, and the value of community. This panel will explore college prison programs. Contributions on prison pedagogy, prison and the arts, justice and education, and other similar topics are encouraged. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words and a short biography to Pamela Monaco at pmonaco2@gmail.com no later than 30 September 2019.