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Higher education in prison is a field that has experienced a period of rapid expansion over the last twenty years. Although there is a lot of discussion in this field about the importance of including directly impacted people, it is rare to see spaces where those directly impacted people are leading the conversation. Many college-in-prison programs include directly impacted people as tokens on panel discussions, but rarely are they included in leadership positions.

The time has come for those with lived experience to set the full agenda for the conversations we believe need to be had. While there is value in working with those who were not incarcerated as collaborators and thought partners, these conversations must be led by those affected by college in prison programs. After all, our expertise and perspectives should be strongly valued in the field, because we lived through it and thrived!


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Day One - Opening and Welcome - Virtual Ballroom

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85752018117?pwd=QUhmZ25oSU5hcTVra1dDUlAxUE5Zdz09 For More Zoom Call in Information and/or help, contact: Kim Haven at Email: kimberly@prisontopro.org

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Keynote - Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85752018117?pwd=QUhmZ25oSU5hcTVra1dDUlAxUE5Zdz09 For More Zoom Call in Information and/or help, contact: Kimberly Haven at: kimberly@prisontopro.org or 443.619.9079

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Paper Presentation #1

Bashir HawkinsDaniel BullmanOmari AmiliPatrick RodriguezTowu LawalLukas CareyTina McPhee

Track 1: Equity and Inclusion * Creating Pathways for Others to Follow - Bashir Hawkins * The Impact of Trauma on Formerly Incarcerated Persons' Use of Webs of Support - Daniel Bullman * Creating Pathways to Advocacy with the Education Trust's Justice Fellows Policy Program - Omari Amili and Patrick Rodriguez Track 2: Advocacy * Unlock the Bar: Challenging the Barriers to Equity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession - Towu Lawal and Dieter Tejada * Barriers to Higher Education for Returning Citizens in the USA and Australia - Lukas Carey * Speaking Up: Creating Space for Lived Experience - Tina McPhee

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Paper Presentation #2

Taryn WilliamsRay TeboutSuzanne PhillipsJoshua LangeDr. Esther Matthews

Track 2A: Programming & Informal Education * Ameliorating Academic Outcomes of Formerly Incarcerated Students Through Faculty Development and Ally Training - Taryn Williams * Navigating Systemic Barriers Through Intrapreneurship - Ray Tebout * Education Not Incarceration - Dr. Suzanne Phillips Track 2B: Research/STEM & Advocacy * Finding Your Inner IT Genius - Joshua Lange * We Must Not Serve Power: We Must Speak Our Truth to It - Jay Bochert * Reentry and the American Dream: People Returning to the Community Share the Same Dream But Lack the Same Access - Dr. Esther Matthews

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Keynote #2 Can the Panther Still Save Us?

Oscar Fabian SotoClinton Terrell

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85752018117?pwd=QUhmZ25oSU5hcTVra1dDUlAxUE5Zdz09 For More Zoom Call in Information and/or help, contact: Kimberly Haven @ kimberly@prisontopro.org

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Brief Talk Presentation

Robert WoodmarkGaylisa CarrLucas Alan DietscheNathaniel Jay

Brief Talk A: Programming/Equity & Inclusion * Higher Education at Attica 1971-2021 - Jason Rodriguez and Doran Larson * Spreading Love Unapologetically - Gaylisa Cart * Convict Criminology Testimony: Using Polar Opposites to Fight Against the Epoch of Neo- Incarceration with Autoethnography - Lucas Alan Dietsche Brief Talk B: Advocacy/STEM * Liberation - P2P Program - Eric Shafi'l Bey * Mandating Prison-Based Education Spaces Through Comprehensive Land Use Ordinances - Urban Planning for Recidivism - Robert Woodmark *Education Not Prison - Nathaniel Jay

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Day One Closing Virtual Ballroom

Zhuantina Hayes presenting. Zhuantina is the Founder of Her Too Project. Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85752018117?pwd=QUhmZ25oSU5hcTVra1dDUlAxUE5Zdz09 For More Zoom Call in Information and/or help, contact: Kim Haven at Email: kimberly@prisontopro.org

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Day 2 Opening and Welcome

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85752018117?pwd=QUhmZ25oSU5hcTVra1dDUlAxUE5Zdz09 For More Zoom Call in Information and/or help, contact: Kim Haven at Email: kimberly@prisontopro.org

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Paper Presentation #3

Steven SimmonsJason John KahlerLisette BamengaDr. Sheryl RecinosJarrod WallCharles WatsonMichelle BurchettCarlos Ivan CalaffWilfredo LaracuenteDeb Soule

Track 3A: Equity & Inclusion * Building a Statewide Network of Formerly Incarcerated Students in Washington - Michelle Burchett and Steven A. Simmons * Selling the Dream of Post-Incarceration Life: Education, Teacher/Prisoner, and Justice Work at Home and Behind Bars - Jason John Kahler * Where are the Teachers Who Look Like Us? The Need to Increase Diversity in HEP - Lisette Bamenga Track 3B: Advocacy * Earn Your Seat At the Table - Dr. Sherly Recinos * Is Our Job Finished After the Four-Year Degree? A Community Discussion - Jarrod M. Wall * Frontiers of Justice: Men and Women Proposing Policies During COVID - Carlos Ivan Calaff, Wilfredo Laracuente, Deb Soule, and Charles Watson

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Keynote #3 The Justice Impact Law School Roundtable - Advancing Equity, Access, and a Pathway in Legal Education

Elizabeth BodamerJeremiah BourgeoisDarnell EppsDr. Mary Kaye HolmesShon HopwoodDieter TejadaMiguel WillisAngela WinfieldJessica Younts

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85752018117?pwd=QUhmZ25oSU5hcTVra1dDUlAxUE5Zdz09 For More Zoom Call in Information and/or help, contact: Kimberly Haven at Email: kimberly@prisontopro.org

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Paper Presentation #4

Jarrod WallAlexander AndersonVincent GarrettCarrie HutnickCharles Moore

Session 4A: Programming & Informal Education * Rites of Passage for Reentry - Alexander Anderson, Stella Adler * Restoring Our Communities from CTE to PhD - Vincent Garrett * Being Liberatory with One Another - Carrie Hutnick Session 4B: Equity & Inclusion/Programming * Living in Prison Is Not Free: College Affordability an Cost of Attendance (Prison Worker Wage vs. Student Pay) - Jarrod D. Wall * Inside Out: Working for a Non-Profit Inside and Outside the Walls - Charles Moore * Abolish Human Silencing - Justin Allen

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Open Discussion on the Field

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85752018117?pwd=QUhmZ25oSU5hcTVra1dDUlAxUE5Zdz09 For More Zoom Call in Information and/or help, contact: Kim Haven at Email: kimberly@prisontopro.org

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Conference Closing

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85752018117?pwd=QUhmZ25oSU5hcTVra1dDUlAxUE5Zdz09 For More Zoom Call in Information and/or help, contact: Kim Haven at Email: kimberly@prisontopro.org

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STEM-OPS and FICGN Presentations

Stem Ops Presentation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84395974813?pwd=eERvYWRlenNhYU1pakdWbzFrUVJCUT09 FICGN Presentation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87447930712?pwd=VzlvNWVlOHBLUWQ1WXliY3BNejZTUT09 For More Zoom Call in Information and/or help, contact: Kim Haven at Email: kimberly@prisontopro.org

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