The Education Justice Project, a unit of the College of Education at the University of Illinois, offers for-credit courses and other educational programs to men incarcerated at Danville Correctional Center. This innovative program is one of only a few dozen independent college-in-prison programs in the United States. The program also offers many extracurricular activities including a Shakespeare play, discussion groups, committees and other theater groups.
Rebecca Ginsburg, an Illinois faculty member in the College of Education and FAA, is a co-founder of EJP and currently serves as its director. She'll offer an argument for the value of prison higher education and share stories from her experiences with EJP students at Danville prison.
This lecture is part of the University YMCA's fall series, Rethinking Security: Beyond Mass Incarceration. This semester's free, public lectures will feature expert views on vital policy questions and shed light on local, state, and national races as they unfold. Lectures take place September 6 through November 8, every Friday at noon. All lectures are free and open to the public. Lunch available by reservation only ($6.50/3.00 student). To reserve lunch, visit universityymca.org/friday_forum/ or call Carol Nunn at 217-337-1500