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Justice Education at The Claremont CollegesTo 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.

 

News and Upcoming Events

  • 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)

Ashley Hunt, Degrees of Visibility (installation view)

  • On November 4, IFC is organizing a student activist network lunch featuring Colby Lenz, a longtime organizer and legal advocate with California Coalition of Women Prisoners and co-founder of Survived & Punished, a national coalition that includes survivors, organizers, victim advocates, legal advocates and attorneys, policy experts, scholars, and currently and formerly incarcerated people. Vita Nova 100, Scripps College, 12:00-1:00 pm. More info
  • 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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About

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.