Join us on Wednesday, January 25th from 12pm-1:30pm in the O’Dea Room in the Lombardo Student Center for a Lunch & Learn featuring our keynote speakers Dr. Richard Clark, Dr. Malia McAndrew, and JCU Senior Nora McKee. Their lecture is titled: Building a Learning Community inside a Cleveland Women’s Prison: Reflections from John Carroll University’s first Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course.
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Last semester, nineteen students participated in the first the Inside-Out Prison Exchange course sponsored by John Carroll University and the Northeast Reintegration Center, a women’s prison in Cleveland. The purpose of the program is to facilitate dialogue across differences. It does this by bringing together campus-based students with incarcerated students for a semester-long course of study in a prison, jail or other correctional setting. Since 1997, Inside-Out courses have been taught at hundreds of institutions in the United States as well as in multiple foreign countries. As a part of this Voices of Inclusion speaker series, participants and instructors from the first class cohort will report upon their experiences being a member of this unique learning community. We will also bring the voices of our ‘inside students,’ women incarcerated in the NeRC facility, by highlighting writings they completed as a part of the course and wished to share with the larger John Carroll Community.