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Our Mission

To confront mass incarceration as a defining social problem of the contemporary era, The Claremont Colleges have launched the Justice Education Initiative. Supported by a $1.1 million grant awarded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Pitzer College, the Initiative will coordinate collaborative justice education programs across The Claremont Colleges, at regional carceral institutions and with local community partners.

 

Dear Claremont Faculty,

Are you interested in teaching an Inside-Out course in AY 2020-21 or 2021-22? If yes, please fill out the interest form. Once we get a sense of everyone’s interests, we will assess where/how to place classes according to availability, need and equity. The deans will make the final calls, though you should propose things that you think your own departments/chairs will likely approve. Please include:

  1. What you would like to teach? (tentative course title or general topic)
  2. When (semester/year/day/time)?: options are M-F, 1:00-4:00PM or 6:00-9:00PM

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeLOw78UmBa2wxKHgvtx0zyFQicEAB2GJl3eqJsaY1KHqy_w/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Faculty who wish to teach an Inside-Out course must complete an intensive, six-day Inside-Out training. A dozen trainings are offered annually around the country. https://insideoutcenter.org/training.html

 

 

News and Upcoming Events for Spring 2020

Abolish Prisons, Build Communities: In Conversation with Dignity & Power Now- Tuesday February 18th, 11am-12:30pm [Click link below for more details]

Abolish Prisons Build Communities Poster

 

 

  • During the Fall 2019 semester, Pitzer College Art Galleries have organized a series of exhibits and events relating to the prison industrial complex. Please check their web site for more information.

Ashley Hunt, Degrees of Visibility (installation view)

  • A new documentary was just created that captures the transition of formerly incarcerated individuals participating in the Reintegration Academy at Pitzer College Spring 2019.

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Our Story

Launched in 2018, the Justice Education Initiative builds on longstanding, pioneering work in prison and justice education by The Claremont Colleges faculty, staff and students.

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Courses

The Claremont Colleges Justice Education Initiative runs Inside-Out courses at the California Rehabilitation Center. These courses are taught in prison by Claremont Colleges faculty and taken by “outside” college students and “inside” incarcerated individuals who learn together in a classroom.

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To confront mass incarceration as a defining social problem of the contemporary era, The Claremont Colleges have launched the Justice Education Initiative. Supported by a $1.1 million grant awarded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Pitzer College, the Initiative will coordinate collaborative justice education programs across The Claremont Colleges, at regional carceral institutions and with local community partners.