WGSS & Justice Speaks Presents: School-Prison Nexus with Dr. Vaight & Dr. Meiners

Justice Speaks & WGSS Present:

“School-Prison Nexus: Building Freedom, Resistance & Communities”

Thursday, Feb. 22nd
6:30 pm
Fraser Hall 102
***Admission is FREE***

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 as a two-day event and as a part of the Justice Speaks series organized by ESJ. 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.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Start Time: 
0000 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event Type: 
Sponsoring Department: 
Secondary Educatoin
Event Location: 
516 High St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Contact Person for the Event: 
Giselle Alcantar Soto
Alumni Price: 
Non member price: 
General Price: 
Fraser 102
Enrollment Required: 
Registration Required: 
WWU Student with ID: 
How is this event affiliated with WWU?: 
Justice Speaks is part of the Education and Social Justice Minor in the Secondary Education Department in Woodring College of Education.