Virtual Event

Education Justice: Centering Student Voices

Image source: Marjorie Kamys Cotera/Bob Daemmrich PhotographyImage source: Marjorie Kamys Cotera/Bob Daemmrich Photography

“Education Justice: Centering Student Voices” is the second in a two-part series that explores education justice in carceral settings and through nontraditional paths.

As detailed in the docuseries College behind Bars, the power of education has profound positive ripple effects, and traditional classrooms are not always accessible or attainable for all learners. This student-led panel will highlight a range of educational experiences, both positive and negative, and will attest to the power of education in various forms. Their stories illustrate the critical importance of meeting the needs of all students and of ensuring that our systems are reconsidered and redesigned to center compassion, equity, and opportunities for all.

View the four-part documentary film series College behind Bars on PBS through December 31, 2020, or view the extended trailer for the series.


Zoë L. Hopkins, student, Harvard College Class of 2022

Katie Medrano-Escobar, graduate, The Loop Lab

Sebastian Yoon, graduate, Bard Prison Initiative, Bard College

Additional Resources  

The Loop Lab

Bard Prison Initiative, Bard College

Social Change Takes Center Stage at 2020 Summer of HOPE

Radcliffe Welcomes Boston Students for Justice-Focused Workshop