December 03, 2020

VIDEO: The Flows Between Education and Incarceration

The school-to-prison pipeline refers to the pattern of pushing students out of educational institutions into criminal legal systems.This panel examined the school-to-prison pipeline’s disproportionate effect on BIPOC students  and explored efforts to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Hosted at the 17th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies.
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The Flows Between Education and Incarceration
A roundtable discussion held at the 17th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies
The school-to-prison pipeline refers to the pattern of pushing students out of educational institutions (largely through zero tolerance policies) into the juvenile and adult criminal legal systems. This panel examined the school-to-prison pipeline’s disproportionate effect on BIPOC students, exposing how public education policies bolster carceral systems as well as exploring efforts to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. In addition, this panel considers the pipelines that lead from prison to school, addressing how BIPOC (and people of other marginalized identities) turn to education to generate movement inside carceral systems and also for redirection, post-release.

Voices from two Mellon Foundation community partners–Inside Out and Roosevelt High School–are essential part of this conversation. 

 

Moderator: Reiko Hillyer, L&C associate professor of history
Panelists:
Ben Hall, prison abolitionist and activist recently released from prison after 22 years
Queaz Otti, recently incarcerated member of Liberation Literacy and host of “Tin Can Phone” podcast
Keri Hughes, Roosevelt High School teacher
Emijah Smith, community engagement manager for Children’s Alliance, racial justice advocate in Seattle Public Schools
Tyee Griffith, manager for Justice Education at The Claremont Colleges, career counselor with the Prison Education Project, and program coordinator of the Reintegration Academy
This event was held on Thursday Nov. 12, 2020. The roundtable discussion was free and open to the public.