National Conference on Prison Higher Education, Registration Now Open

12 Sep

I just received this notice and wanted to share with those of you who might be interested and able to attend.  Jodie and I will not be there but would love to post reports from folks who do attend.  Please email us from the Contact Us portion of this website if you attend the conference and later wish to post reflections. – Ashley

National Conference on Prison Higher Education, Friday-Sunday, November 4-6, 2011
University of Washington, Seattle

Conference registration is now open at:

Conference registration is free but required.

**Early registration deadline for a pre-conference site visit to Monroe Correctional Complex is Friday, September 16.

Organized by Transformative Education Behind Bars, this conference aims to further coalition building among prison-based higher education programs, regionally and nationally. It seeks to continue the process of identifying and moving towards shared goals, begun at the Strategies for Action Conference sponsored by the Education Justice Project at the University of Illinois in October 2010.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (details subject to change)

Friday, November 4, 2011
4 pm-9 pm

Pre-conference Site Visit to WSR Monroe Correction Complex. Space limited; pre-registration required.

University Beyond Bars students on the inside invite conference goers to observe UBB classes in action. They are preparing to present their own discussion agendas for the conference.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
9 am-5 pm
Panels and Roundtables

Sunday, November 6, 2011
9:30 am-12:00 pm
Panels and Closing Discussion

Proposed topics for discussion include:

  • Steps towards National Organization / Coalition Building
  • Developing Tools for Program Assessment
  • Impacting Public Opinion / Strategies for Political Action
  • Building Program Sustainability / Securing Funding
  • Re-Imagining/Re-Enacting Prison Pedagogies
  • Creating Scalable Program Models

To register for the conference, go to:


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