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Film Screening and Discussion: Innovations in Prison Education

Submitted by Charlotte Anthony on October 24, 2011 - 6:21pm

Friday, November 4, 2011
5:00 pm
Communications 120
*Free and open to the public

Zero Percent (Moxie Pictures, 2011)

Presented by Sean Pica, the Executive Director for Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (www.hudsonlink.org), this moving and powerful documentary focuses on Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, a college program inside Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Named Zero Percent for the program’s recidivism rate, it follows students as they prepare to graduate and profiles several alumni working in their communities after their release from prison. Zero Percent has won a number of awards in film festivals across the country for Best Documentary.

Keeping the Faith (Michaela Leslie-Rule, 2011)

Presented by Michaela Leslie-Rule, Senior Storyteller for See Change Evaluation. As Artist-in-Residence and Artistic Director of Keeping the Faith Project 2011 with the Pat Graney Dance Company, Leslie-Rule worked with three artists and twenty-eight women incarcerated at a Washington State correctional facility over 13 weeks to create and document an evening-length performance piece. Leslie-Rule currently works to develop and implement research methodologies that incorporate storytelling and narrative tools into program evaluation.

In conjunction with the national conference on Prison Higher Education at the University of Washington, Seattle, organized by Transformative Educations Behind Bars, and sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities. For more information, visit: http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/projects/public-humanities-scholarship/transformative-education-behind-bars

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