On behalf of the Justice Speaks Organizing Committee, we are excited to invite you to our 2018 Winter Quarter Justice Speaks event in collaboration with Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS):
Dr. Erica Meiners & Dr. Sabina Vaught
School-Prison Nexus: Building Freedoms, Resistance, and Communities
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd @ 6:30PM
FRASER HALL 102
Community Panel & Forum:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ 5:00PM
BELLINGHAM CITY HALL
Both events are FREE and open to the public.
** Book signing will be available at both events **
Dr. Erica Meiners (Professor of Education and Women's and Gender Studies at Northeastern Illinois University) and Dr. Sabina Vaught (Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Education Director of the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Tufts University) will be co-visiting WWU and the Bellingham community as a two-day event and as a part of the Justice Speaks series organized by the WWU ESJ minor and WGSS program.
Dr. Meiners is the author of a number of books including: For the Children? Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and The Right to be Hostile: Schools, Prisons, and the Making of Public Enemies (Routledge 2007). Dr. Vaught's forthcoming book, Compulsory: Education and the Dispossession of Youth in a Juvenile Prison School (University of Minnesota Press) is a critical ethnography of one state’s juvenile prison schooling system. Both are considered leading scholars in better understanding and dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline/nexus. Within this context, they will also be incorporating feminisms, slow work in always urgent times, building freedoms, resistance, and communities.
Please consider inviting your students to attend. If you are interested in specific readings to share with your classes, please contact us. For the social media folx, you can find our Facebook event page at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/376359992835501/. If you are a faculty member who plans to invite an entire class, please let us know in advance so that we are able to accommodate large groups. We look forward to seeing you on February 22nd and/or February 23rd!
** Special thank you to Dr. Vicki Hsueh, Dr. Tracy Pyscher, Dr. Verónica Vélez, ESJ Program Coordinator Elaine Mehary, and Justice Speaks Coordinator Giselle Alcantar Soto for their tireless work and love to make this event happen. Justice Speaks is a queer- and womxn of color-led initiative at WWU which aims to contribute to the intergenerational struggle of shifting power imbalances, decolonizing education, and ending institutional violence.**